Endotoxins in Agricultural and Landscape Industries: Analyzing the Need for a Worker Endotoxin Exposure Training Program
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Applied Science
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Endotoxin training, Endotoxins, Agricultural industry, Landscape industry, Endotoxin exposure, Worker training program
Airborne endotoxins in the environment can pose serious risks to the health and safety of agricultural and landscape industry workers. Limitations in regulations specific to endotoxin exposure and variations in environmental and occupational factors contribute to the difficulties employers face in determining best practices for exposure awareness and control measures. As a result, workers continue to be exposed to harmful conditions due to airborne endotoxins. This Applied Capstone Project provides employers with an opportunity to benefit from implementing a worker endotoxin exposure training program and following several recommendations for increasing endotoxin exposure awareness based on analyses of relative case studies, an employer interview, and the administration of endotoxin exposure questionnaires.
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Eberly, Jonathan, "Endotoxins in Agricultural and Landscape Industries: Analyzing the Need for a Worker Endotoxin Exposure Training Program" (2008). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 46.