Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2021

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health

Research Focus Area(s)

Occupational Safety Engineering

DOI

10.13031/jash.14450

Abstract

The approach parents take in the supervision of their youth as they complete hazardous tasks can affect youth safety outcomes on family farms. This research examines the most significant factors affecting youths’ decisions to enter agricultural grain storage facilities. Over 200 students attending a Midwestern land-grant university who had grain bin experience as youth completed a decision-making survey. Students chose from a list of actions in three realistic but hypothetical scenarios involving grain bin entry. Afterwards, they ranked factors according to the level of importance in their decision. Although most participants chose options that emphasized safety when answering the scenario questions and held the “personal safety” factor in highest regard, some chose higher risk options and valued “productivity.” The findings revealed that youth held little value in their parents’ authority and pressure while making decisions related to grain bin entry. The study’s limitations are addressed, as are the implications of these findings on youth safety outcomes on family farms.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Walls, Kayla N., and Gretchen A. Mosher. "Factors That Influence Young Adult Farm Safety Decisions While Entering Agricultural Grain Bins." Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health (2021). DOI: 10.13031/jash.14450. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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