Safety Education and Training of Swedish Farmer-Loggers

  • Jansson, Bjarne R.


The aim of the study was to test a model for safety education of farmer-loggers. The project was prompted by the high rate of fatal accidents and severe injuries among farmer-loggers and the difficulty in recruiting them to ordinary safety courses. The courses were planned and organized by representatives of the agricultural and forestry organizations, the Local Safety Inspectorate and the public health services. The participants were recruited locally in each district. One trial group and one control group were randomly selected and compared for six variables. The courses were held close to the participants' farms. The majority had little or no previous education in occupational safety. The courses contributed to an increased safety consciousness and the participants reported improved methods of working. The most important factors for the result were the location of the courses, the recruitment procedure and realistic exercises with demonstrations on major risks.


JOURNAL: J Soc Occup Med. 1988; 38(4): 113-117.

Note: Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine.

NLOM ID#: 89179942 .

Publication #: 89179942

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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