Which Predisposing Factors Influence The Farmers in Compliance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
Keywords:predisposing factors, enabling factors, reinforcing factors, pesticides
Farmers who work in the agricultural sector are workers who need attention in the field of occupational
safety and health because of the combinations of hazard and risk. One of them is the risk of pesticides, such
as poisoning to death. To prevent it, the use of appropriate PPE is the best solution, but most farmers do not
comply with them. The specific purpose of this study was to find in-depth information about the use of PPE
by vegetable farmers. It is a qualitative study with a phenomenological approach to study the phenomenon
of PPE non-compliance among vegetable farmers. Sampling was carried out by using purposive sampling
technique, which involved 18 farmers from different village. Data were analyzed using content analysis.
The result showed that the farmers had worked for more than 10 years. They knew the function of PPE
and the impact of not using it, education had no impact on compliance of using PPE based on the majority
of farmer’s education. Also, the farmers can not provide the nominal for purchasing PPE, because it is
incidental so income has not contributed to compliance of using PPE. And although most of the farmers
have a good attitude to compliance of using PPE, it has no impact on compliance of using PPE in vegetable
farmers. It can conclude that the predisposing factors in this study are considered insufficient to make a
positive contribution to compliance with the use of PPE.
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