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Evaluation of a 3 year intervention to increase adoption of safer nursery crop production practices.

Authors
Chapman-LJ; Newenhouse-AC; Karsh-BT
Source
Appl Ergon 2010 Jan; 41(1):18-26
NIOSHTIC No.
20036314
Abstract
BACKGROUND: We conducted a 3 year intervention to increase awareness and adoption of eight more profitable nursery crop production practices that reduced certain traumatic and musculoskeletal injury hazards. METHODS: We disseminated information to nursery managers across seven states using information channels they were known to rely on (e.g. trade publications, public events, university Extension, other managers). We evaluated rolling, independent, probability samples (n=1200) with mail questionnaires before the intervention and after each of 3 intervention years. We also evaluated samples (n=250) from a comparison group of New Zealand nursery managers. RESULTS: The intervention was associated with increased awareness of four of the eight practices among US managers after year 3 compared to their baseline: zippers (20 vs. 32%, p
Keywords
Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Analytical-methods; Ergonomics; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-methods; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Landscape-services-workers; Management-personnel; Mathematical-models; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Questionnaires; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Sampling-methods; Statistical-analysis; Task-performance; Teaching; Training Traumatic-injuries; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-performance; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; Author Keywords: Agriculture; Ergonomics; Evaluation studies; Horticulture; Occupational health; Safety
Contact
Larry J. Chapman, University of Wisconsin, Biological Systems Engineering Department, 460 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706
CODEN
AERGBW
Publication Date
20100101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
ljchapma@wisc.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U01-OH-008100
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0003-6870
Source Name
Applied Ergonomics
State
WI
Performing Organization
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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