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Hazard perceptions of California farm operators.

Authors
Farrar-Ja; Schenker-MB; McCurdy-SA; Morrin-LA
Source
J Agromed 1995 Jun; 2(2):27-40
NIOSHTIC No.
20032701
Abstract
A cross-sectional telephone survey of 140 respondents from 265 randomly selected California farm operators revealed that their perception of the hazardous nature of farming differs from farmers in other states. Only 10% stated that farming was more hazardous than other occupations, whereas surveys in other states show that more than half of farmers believe that farming is more hazardous than other occupations. However, California farm operators shared views similar to those reported by farmers in other states regarding the top health concerns in farming. The most frequently mentioned health concerns were injuries, pesticides/chemicals, stress and cancer. Operating or repairing farm equipment was identified as the single most hazardous farm task by 44% of respondents.
Keywords
Agriculture; Hazardous-materials; Hazards; Farmers; Equipment-operators; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Health-hazards; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors
Contact
Jeff A. Farrar: Division of Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Epidemiology, and UC Agricultural Health and Safety Center at Davis, University of California, Davis, CA, 95616-8648
Publication Date
19950627
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
1055222
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U07-CCU-906162
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1059-924X
Source Name
Journal of Agromedicine
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California - Davis
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