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Implementation of EPA's Worker Protection Standard training for agricultural laborers: an evaluation using North Carolina data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10590768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The US Environmental Protection Agency has promulgated a Worker Protection Standard which requires that farmworkers receive pesticide safety training. The implementation of these regulations has not been evaluated. Using data collected through personal interviews with 270 Hispanic farmworkers recruited from 35 labor sites in an eight-county area, the authors analyzed the extent to which farmworkers received pesticide safety training, characteristics of the training, and variations in knowledge and safety behavior. Approximately a third of the farmworkers reported having ever received information or training on pesticide safety, and 25.6% reported having received training in the year in which they were interviewed. Workers with H2A visas were significantly more likely to have received training than workers without these visas. The training received varied in location, duration, and language. Most included the use of a video, as well as verbal presentation, and most included printed materials. However, few workers knew the ways in which they could be exposed to pesticides or reported using any method to protect themselves from pesticide exposure.
Authors:
T A Arcury; S A Quandt; C K Austin; J Preisser; L F Cabrera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0033-3549     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Rep     Publication Date:    1999 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-22     Completed Date:  1999-12-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716844     Medline TA:  Public Health Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-68     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599, USA.tomvarcury@unc. edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Agricultural Workers' Diseases / prevention & control*
Emigration and Immigration
Female
Health Education / standards*
Humans
Male
Mexico / ethnology
Middle Aged
North Carolina
Pesticides / adverse effects*
Questionnaires
United States
United States Environmental Protection Agency / standards*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R21 ES08739/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pesticides
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Public Health Rep. 1999 Nov-Dec;114(6):488-9   [PMID:  10670610 ]

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