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Distracted driving by using modern technologies has been linked with increased risk of injuries, however, the current research has focused primarily on the use of technology while operating roadway vehicles. The purpose of this study was to explore the use of technology while operating farm equipment among members of an agricultural youth organization (Pennsylvania FFA Association members). An online survey was used to examine the use of technology while operating a tractor, ATV/UTV, skid steer, and truck/car. Survey responses with 10 types of technology use were analyzed in relation to a wide variety of factors including frequency of use, safety beliefs, safety concern, and seeing others using technology. One hundred forty-three youth completed the questionnaire in 2017. Eighty-eight percent of youth surveyed used technology to some extent while operating farm equipment. Self-reported technology use was most influenced by safety beliefs and seeing others using technology while operating farm equipment regardless of the farm equipment type. Findings from this study provide insights into factors behind technology use while engaged in farm work-related driving by youth.
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Name: Journal of agromedicine
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Advanced technology that is costly, requires highly skilled personnel, and is unique in its particular application. Includes innovative, specialized medical/surgical procedures as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
Spread and adoption of inventions and techniques from one geographic area to another, from one discipline to another, or from one sector of the economy to another. For example, improvements in medical equipment may be transferred from industrial countries to developing countries, advances arising from aerospace engineering may be applied to equipment for persons with disabilities, and innovations in science arising from government research are made available to private enterprise.
A form of alveolitis or pneumonitis due to an acquired hypersensitivity to inhaled antigens associated with farm environment. Antigens in the farm dust are commonly from bacteria actinomycetes (SACCHAROPOLYSPORA and THERMOACTINOMYCES), fungi, and animal proteins in the soil, straw, crops, pelts, serum, and excreta.
Specially trained personnel to assist in routine technical procedures in the operating room.