Mountain Pesticide Education and Safety Outreach program: a model for community collaboration to enhance on-farm safety and health

N C Med J. 2011 Nov-Dec;72(6):471-3.


This article showcases the outcomes of the Mountain Pesticide Education and Safety Outreach program, a collaborative effort between Christmas tree growers, cooperative extension, farmworkers, farmworker health outreach staff, and others to reduce pesticide exposure and on-farm injuries. Lessons learned during the project that can be adopted by other communities will also be shared.

MeSH terms

  • Agriculture / education*
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Humans
  • Language
  • North Carolina
  • Occupational Exposure / adverse effects
  • Occupational Exposure / prevention & control*
  • Pesticides / adverse effects
  • Safety Management / methods*
  • Transients and Migrants
  • Trees


  • Pesticides