Delivering health education messages for part-time farmers through local employers.
Brandt-V; Struttmann-T; Cole-H; Piercy-L
J Agromed 2001 Sep; 7(3):23-30
Fifty-nine percent of principal farm operators in Kentucky work at jobs off the farm. These job settings can be a conduit for dissemination of health education and injury prevention messages. The Community Partners for Healthy Farming Project initialed a tractor Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) promotion campaign and through employers disseminated materials on the risks of tractor over turns and benefits of ROPS. Eight businesses participated in this effort. A case report describes one employer's activities in detail.
Agricultural-workers; Statistical-analysis; Control-equipment; Control-methods; Engineering-controls; Equipment-design; Equipment-reliability; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Tractors
Journal of Agromedicine
Kentucky Department of Health Services