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Occupational risk among orchard workers: a descriptive study.

Authors
Salazar-MK; Keifer-M; Negrete-M; Estrada-F; Synder-K
Source
Fam Commun Health 2005 Jul-Aug; 28(3):239-252
NIOSHTIC No.
20044891
Abstract
Orchard workers are exposed to an array of occupational health and safety hazards that result in injury, illness, and, in some cases, death. The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify and explore factors that contribute to occupational risks related to orchard work. Twenty-five Hispanic orchard workers were interviewed. They reported that the most common type of accident was falls, usually from a ladder; and the most common injuries were strains and sprains. Three broad categories of factors that contributed to the occurrence of such injuries were Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors; Work-Related Factors; and Factors External to Work.
Keywords
Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Foodstuff; Food-processing-workers; Occupational-hazards; Health-hazards; Outdoors; Qualitative-analysis; Racial-factors; Fall-protection; Education; Behavior; Risk-factors; Ladders; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Author Keywords: Hispanic farmworkers; occupational injury; orchard workers
Contact
Mary K. Salazar, EdD, RN, COHN-S, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Washington, PO Box 357263, Seattle, WA 98195
Publication Date
20050701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
msalazar@u.washington.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-OH-007544
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0160-6379
Source Name
Family & Community Health
State
WA; PA
Performing Organization
University of Washington
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