This study investigated the extent to which a sample of Italian users comprehended safety pictorials used on agricultural machinery. A questionnaire with 12 safety pictorials was administered to 248 users of agricultural machinery. For each of the pictorials, the participants were asked to select the most appropriate description of four written choices. The investigated safety pictorials were, in general, not well comprehended. Two different classes of participants were identified, each with a different level of comprehension. The participants with better comprehension were characterized by the regular use of agricultural machinery and frequent previous exposure to pictorials. The need for training courses focusing on safety pictorials and their meanings, as well as the need for improvement to the pictorials themselves to make them more easily comprehended, is discussed.

Caffaro, F., Mirisola, A., & Cavallo, E. (2017). Safety signs on agricultural machinery: Pictorials do not always successfully convey their messages to target users. APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 58, 156-166 [10.1016/j.apergo.2016.06.003].

Safety signs on agricultural machinery: Pictorials do not always successfully convey their messages to target users

MIRISOLA, Alberto;
2017

Abstract

This study investigated the extent to which a sample of Italian users comprehended safety pictorials used on agricultural machinery. A questionnaire with 12 safety pictorials was administered to 248 users of agricultural machinery. For each of the pictorials, the participants were asked to select the most appropriate description of four written choices. The investigated safety pictorials were, in general, not well comprehended. Two different classes of participants were identified, each with a different level of comprehension. The participants with better comprehension were characterized by the regular use of agricultural machinery and frequent previous exposure to pictorials. The need for training courses focusing on safety pictorials and their meanings, as well as the need for improvement to the pictorials themselves to make them more easily comprehended, is discussed.
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Caffaro, F., Mirisola, A., & Cavallo, E. (2017). Safety signs on agricultural machinery: Pictorials do not always successfully convey their messages to target users. APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 58, 156-166 [10.1016/j.apergo.2016.06.003].
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