Identifying Topics and Dissemination Methods for Agricultural Safety and Health Messages
AbstractAs farm demographics change, it is important to create relatable, research-based safety and health materials, and deliver information via preferable methods. Three data collection methods (focus groups, surveys via National Agricultural Statistics Service, and face-to-face interviews) were administered to farmers in seven Midwestern states. Farmers were coded as retired, organic, residential/lifestyle, limited resource (<$249 K gross annual income), or large resource (>$250 K gross annual income). Issues addressed hazard perceptions, injury prevention measures, resource preferences and delivery, and preferred communication channels. Findings indicated that gender, age, and farming operation influence Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use and communication preferences. Retired farmers and those with a higher percentage of income from farming are more likely to use radio as a communication medium. Research results will inform the creation of web-based, customizable educational materials for use by safety and health professionals and the public. Audio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) were recorded to reach farmers who indicated a preference for radio. View Full-Text
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Burgus, S.; Duysen, E. Identifying Topics and Dissemination Methods for Agricultural Safety and Health Messages. Safety 2017, 3, 3.
Burgus S, Duysen E. Identifying Topics and Dissemination Methods for Agricultural Safety and Health Messages. Safety. 2017; 3(1):3.Chicago/Turabian Style
Burgus, Shari; Duysen, Ellen. 2017. "Identifying Topics and Dissemination Methods for Agricultural Safety and Health Messages." Safety 3, no. 1: 3.
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