Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Farmworker Safety Program Featured in NC Medical Journal

An invited summary of the Mountain Pesticide Safety and Outreach program for Christmas tree farmworkers in western NC was recently published in the North Carolina Medical Journal. County Extension Director Jim Hamilton and Mountain IPM Specialist Jill Sidebottom summarized 8 years of programming for predominantly Spanish-speaking farmworkers on pesticide safety, general farm safety, and pest scouting. From the abstract:

This article showcases the outcomes of the Mountain Pesticide Education and Safety Outreach program, a collaborative effort between Christmas tree growers, cooperative extension, farmworkers, farmworker health outreach staff, and others to reduce pesticide exposure and on-farm injuries. Lessons learned during the project that can be adopted by other communities will also be shared.
The complete article can be viewed HERE.

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