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Pesticide exposure and occupational safety training of indigenous farmworkers in Oregon.

Authors
Samples-J; Bergstad-EA; Ventura-S; Sanchez-V; Farquhar-SA; Shadbeh-N
Source
Am J Publ Health 2009 Nov; 99(Suppl 3):S581-S584
NIOSHTIC No.
20036282
Abstract
This follow-up study assessed indigenous and Latino farmworkers' occupational health and safety needs and measured variables related to pesticide exposure and pesticide safety training among this population. Results yielded differences between indigenous workers and Latino workers related to language barriers, experiences of workplace discrimination, preferred modes of information dissemination, pesticide exposures, and sufficiency of pesticide training. Employing more people who speak indigenous languages as interpreters, community and organizational leaders, and health workers may remove some of the linguistic and cultural barriers to occupational safety training.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Chemical-hypersensitivity; Demographic-characteristics; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-methods; Families; Farmers; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-health; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Racial-factors; Safety-measures; Training; Worker-health; Work-operations
Contact
Stephanie A. Farquhar, PhD, School of Community Health, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
20091101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
farquhar@pdx.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R25-OH-008334
ISSN
0090-0036
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
OR
Performing Organization
Oregon Law Center
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