ERIC Number: ED442607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Agricultural Chemical Exposure: A Safety Program Manual. Participatory Education with Farmworkers in Pesticide Safety.
Wake Forest Univ., Winston-Salem, NC. Dept. of Family and Community Medicine.
Preventing Agricultural Chemical Exposure among North Carolina Farmworkers (PACE) is a project designed to describe farmworker pesticide exposure and to develop an educational intervention to reduce farmworker pesticide exposure. The PACE project used a community participation framework to ensure that the community played a significant role in identifying its own health problems and working toward their resolution. This manual offers a concrete plan for addressing the problem of farmworker pesticide exposure and is intended for use by anyone who wants to develop a community-based approach to offering pesticide safety instruction for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Chapter 1 explains the importance of working with the community in developing educational programs and the general model for the pesticide safety program developed by the PACE Project. Chapter 2 focuses on the procedures for planning a successful safety program using a collaborative, participatory approach. Chapter 3 describes the specifics of the safety program in detail, including suggested instructional techniques and program outlines. The program consists of three parts, a direct safety program for farmworkers, an expanded safety program for farmworker representatives as promoters, and a follow-up program for promoters. All programs meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements for training field workers. The appendix contains English and Spanish versions of 10 fact sheets on pesticide exposure, a list of educational materials, promoter follow-up sheets, and forms for recording local resource information. A comic that presents pesticide safety issues in Spanish is also included. (Contains 30 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Agricultural Safety, Community Education, Community Involvement, Health Materials, Health Promotion, Hispanic Americans, Migrant Adult Education, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Outreach Programs, Pesticides, Prevention
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wake Forest Univ., Winston-Salem, NC. Dept. of Family and Community Medicine.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina