n Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa - Surveying perceptions and practices of Philippine vegetable growers on pesticide safety and ergonomics

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1010-2728



This cross-sectional study established potential pesticide exposures and pesticide safety practices among vegetable growers in Benguet, Philippines. The study found that pesticide use was prevalent. Common work practices found a number of deficiencies, including leaking backpacks, improper labeling of pesticide containers, unvented greenhouses, sprayers and other devices not cleaned after use, not following reentry intervals, and not laundering clothing and personal protective equipment after use. These factors are ergonomic issues. Identifying and evaluating the pattern of their use would be key to the appropriateness of intervention measures. Farmers' knowledge on other equally important safety aspects of pesticide is vital in reducing pesticide exposure.

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