Working Unsafely on the Farm

  • Murphy, Dennis J.


Farm work accidents are often blamed on the unsafe work behavior of farm workers. The implication is that if workers used safer procedures, accidents would be greatly reduced. Consequently, considerable effort has been made to encourage workers to use only safe working procedures. This article discusses fundamental tenets of human behavior with application to agricultural safety. The thesis is that unsafe work behavior by farm workers is the norm and not likely to change.


JOURNAL: Appl Agric Res. 1986; 1(1): 2-5. ISSN: 1.

Note: Applied Agricultural Research.

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This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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