(EOP) or Economics of Preventing Agricultural Injuries to Adolecscent and Adult Farmworkers :
Reaching at-risk teens and adult farmers in rural communities
Training Pre-Career Professionals
The EOP Program uses an innovative train-the-teachers strategy to promote safety awareness and the use of low cost injury prevention strategies. The Program operates in a multi-state area at the University of Kentucky, University of Florida, and Mississippi State University in Colleges of Education and Agriculture to train pre-career professionals.
School and Community Programs
The school is at the center of most rural communities. Proven safety intervention models show that reaching at-risk teens and adult farmers where they work and meet is the most effective means of delivering important safety information. The EOP Program uses interactive, online materials to reach at-risk teens where they are each day...in their high school classrooms. The materials are also quite applicable to rural community outreach and training programs.
Highly Effective Materials
The EOP Program has teacher tested materials for beginning or advanced students in economics or agricultural economics that have been proven effective to change attitudes and affect behavioral decision-making.
The EOP Program is funded by the National Institute For Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) Cooperative Agreement NO. 5U50 OH0747-04