A random sample (N = 87) of older Illinois farmers was surveyed to assess their experiences with traumatic injuries and the relationship between injury rate and age, type of farm activities, amount of stress, and hours of work per week. Farmers' knowledge of safety was assessed. Findings revealed that the number of hours worked, age, and type of farm activities were not significantly related to the number of injuries reported. However, self-reported stress, when stratified by age, was found to be related to injury among farmers aged 55 to 59 years. Also, scores on a farm safety quiz were found to be higher (less knowledge) among farmers who reported more injuries. Items in the safety quiz frequently missed by farmers included falls as a source of injury (29.2%), children being commonly injured on farms (19%), the cause of farmers' lung disease (46.9%), and animals as a cause of injury on farms (12.9%).
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Families; Farmers; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-monitoring; Safety-personnel; Safety-practices; Age-factors; Age-groups; Traumatic-injuries; Stress; Work-areas; Work-capacity; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-performance; Work-practices; Worker-health; Worker-motivation; Workers; Workplace-monitoring; Workplace-studies; Fall-protection; Families; Fatigue; Lung; Lung-disorders; Lung-function; Lung-irritants; Animals