Pesticide exposure and occupational safety training of indigenous farmworkers in Oregon.
Samples-J; Bergstad-EA; Ventura-S; Sanchez-V; Farquhar-SA; Shadbeh-N
Am J Publ Health 2009 Nov; 99(Suppl 3):S581-S584
This follow-up study assessed indigenous and Latino farmworkers' occupational health and safety needs and measured variables related to pesticide exposure and pesticide safety training among this population. Results yielded differences between indigenous workers and Latino workers related to language barriers, experiences of workplace discrimination, preferred modes of information dissemination, pesticide exposures, and sufficiency of pesticide training. Employing more people who speak indigenous languages as interpreters, community and organizational leaders, and health workers may remove some of the linguistic and cultural barriers to occupational safety training.
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Chemical-hypersensitivity; Demographic-characteristics; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-methods; Families; Farmers; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-health; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Racial-factors; Safety-measures; Training; Worker-health; Work-operations
Stephanie A. Farquhar, PhD, School of Community Health, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751
American Journal of Public Health
Oregon Law Center