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Sex differences in principal farm operators' tractor driving safety beliefs and behaviors.

Authors
Cole-HP; Westneat-SC; Browning-SR; Piercy-LR; Struttmann-TW
Source
J Am Med Women's Assoc 2000 Mar; 55(2):93-95
NIOSHTIC No.
20033515
Abstract
Objective: to examine the widely accepted hypothesis that farm women are more concerned with safety issues and behaviors than their male counterparts are. Methods: A telephone survey was administered to a random sample of Kentucky principal farm operators, 90 of whom were women. Participants were questioned about their tractor safety beliefs and practices. Results: No significant sex differences in tractor safety perceptions and behavior were observed. Conclusions: Socialization of women to the role of principal farm operator may override their typically greater sensitivity to safety issues, an important consideration when designing safety campaigns for this population.
Keywords
Statistical-analysis; Control-equipment; Control-methods; Equipment-design; Equipment-reliability; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Tractors; Women; Safety-engineering; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Farmers; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture
Publication Date
20000320
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-409879
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0098-8421
Source Name
Journal of the American Medical Women's Association
State
KY
Performing Organization
Kentucky Department of Health Services
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