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Health and safety needs of older farmers: part II. Agricultural injuries.

Authors
Lizer-SK; Petrea-RE
Source
AAOHN J 2008 Jan; 56(1):9-14
NIOSHTIC No.
20037396
Abstract
A random sample (N = 87) of older Illinois farmers was surveyed to assess their experiences with traumatic injuries and the relationship between injury rate and age, type of farm activities, amount of stress, and hours of work per week. Farmers' knowledge of safety was assessed. Findings revealed that the number of hours worked, age, and type of farm activities were not significantly related to the number of injuries reported. However, self-reported stress, when stratified by age, was found to be related to injury among farmers aged 55 to 59 years. Also, scores on a farm safety quiz were found to be higher (less knowledge) among farmers who reported more injuries. Items in the safety quiz frequently missed by farmers included falls as a source of injury (29.2%), children being commonly injured on farms (19%), the cause of farmers' lung disease (46.9%), and animals as a cause of injury on farms (12.9%).
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Families; Farmers; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-monitoring; Safety-personnel; Safety-practices; Age-factors; Age-groups; Traumatic-injuries; Stress; Work-areas; Work-capacity; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-performance; Work-practices; Worker-health; Worker-motivation; Workers; Workplace-monitoring; Workplace-studies; Fall-protection; Families; Fatigue; Lung; Lung-disorders; Lung-function; Lung-irritants; Animals
CODEN
AAJOEP
Publication Date
20080101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Agriculture; Grant
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0891-0162
Source Name
Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
State
IL
Performing Organization
University of Illinois - Chicago
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