Operational safety practices as determinants of machinery-related injury on Saskatchewan farms.

@article{Narasimhan2010OperationalSP,
  title={Operational safety practices as determinants of machinery-related injury on Saskatchewan farms.},
  author={Gopinath R Narasimhan and Yingwei Peng and Trever G. Crowe and Louise Hagel and James Arnold Dosman and William Pickett},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={1226-31}
}
Agricultural machinery is a major source of injury on farms. The importance of machinery safety practices as potential determinants of injury remains incompletely understood. We examined two such safety practices as risk factors for injury: (1) the presence of safety devices on machinery and (2) low levels of routine machinery maintenance. Our data source was the Saskatchewan Farm Injury Cohort baseline survey (n=2390 farms). Factor analysis was used to create measures of the two operational… CONTINUE READING