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What we know about the effectiveness of farm safety day programs and what we need to know.

Authors
McCallum-DM; Murphy-S; Reed-DB; Claunch-DT; Reynolds-SJ
Source
J Rural Health 2013 Winter; 29(1):20-29
NIOSHTIC No.
20043537
Abstract
Background: Farm safety day camps are grassroots educational interventions organized and conducted by members of a local community. These events are held in an effort to promote safety knowledge and behavior in children who live on family farms or are exposed to the hazards of the agricultural industry. Since the dramatic increase in farm safety day camps beginning in the 1990s, researchers have been called upon to evaluate their effectiveness. Purpose: The current paper reviews more than a decade of research, describing what is currently known about the effectiveness of farm safety days and suggesting potential methods for addressing questions regarding gaps in what we know about their effectiveness. Conclusions: The results of these evaluations indicate that farm safety days have a positive impact on children's safety behavior and knowledge; however, much remains to be investigated regarding the effectiveness and impact of these interventions.
Keywords
Humans; Men; Women; Adolescents; Children; Agriculture; Agricultural-industry; Farmers; Safety-programs; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Behavior; Exposure-levels; Hazards; Risk-factors; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Author Keywords: childhood safety; farm safety; farm safety day camps; rural; safety education
Contact
Debra M. McCallum, PhD, Box 870216, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Publication Date
20130101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
dmccallu@ua.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007536; Grant-Number-R01-OH-004157; Grant-Number-R01-OH-009197; M122013
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0890-765X
Source Name
The Journal of Rural Health
State
AL; KY
Performing Organization
University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
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