Determinants of occupational safety for agribusiness workers

Corey C. Risch, Michael A. Boland, John M. Crespi, Martin Leinweber

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Increases in crop yields and changing cropping patterns have placed stress on agribusiness handling and storage facilities. The objective of this research is to gain insight into the relationship between safety culture and safety performance, and to identify the determinants of safety culture in agribusinesses. The research suggests that investments in labor inputs such as increased training, consistent discipline, and recognition of safety achievements all increase safety culture. Furthermore, improvements in employee perceptions of safety culture have a positive impact on reducing employee injuries. Congress has recently funded nine centers to work on occupational health and safety research in agriculture, fisheries, and forestry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-559
Number of pages14
JournalApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2014


  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Occupational health
  • Safety


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