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Hazard perceptions of California farm operators.
Farrar-Ja; Schenker-MB; McCurdy-SA; Morrin-LA
J Agromed 1995 Jun; 2(2):27-40
A cross-sectional telephone survey of 140 respondents from 265 randomly selected California farm operators revealed that their perception of the hazardous nature of farming differs from farmers in other states. Only 10% stated that farming was more hazardous than other occupations, whereas surveys in other states show that more than half of farmers believe that farming is more hazardous than other occupations. However, California farm operators shared views similar to those reported by farmers in other states regarding the top health concerns in farming. The most frequently mentioned health concerns were injuries, pesticides/chemicals, stress and cancer. Operating or repairing farm equipment was identified as the single most hazardous farm task by 44% of respondents.
Agriculture; Hazardous-materials; Hazards; Farmers; Equipment-operators; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Health-hazards; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors
Jeff A. Farrar: Division of Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Epidemiology, and UC Agricultural Health and Safety Center at Davis, University of California, Davis, CA, 95616-8648
Issue of Publication
Journal of Agromedicine
University of California - Davis
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division