Background: The widespread use of organophosphate pesticides has an impact on increasing poisoning cases; as many as 80% of pesticide poisoning cases are organophosphate pesticide poisoning cases. Objective: This study determined the relationship between using personal protective equipment (PPE) and the physical incidence of organophosphate pesticides among farmers in Batin Baru Village, Bandar District, Bener Meriah Regency. Method: This type of research is an analytic survey with a cross-sectional approach. The population in this study were all farmers in Batin Baru Village, Bandar District, Bener Meriah Regency, totalling 370 people. A sample of 79 people was obtained by using the Slovin formula. Samples were taken by accidental sampling technique. Data were analysed using the chi-square test. Results: The study showed that from organophosphate poisoning, the majority of respondents were not poisoned by organophosphate pesticides, 73 respondents (92.4%), and from the use of PPE of the majority of respondents used PPE, as many as 61 respondents (77.2%). Based on the results of the Chi-Square statistical test and at a 95% confidence level, it was carried out to find out the relationship between the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the incidence of physical organophosphate peptide poisoning among farmers in Batin Baru Village, Bandar District, Bener Meriah Regency in 2020, a P value of 0.003 was obtained (P ≤ 0.05). Conclusion: In this study, statistically, there was a significant relationship between the use of PPE and the incidence of organophosphate pesticide poisoning. It is suggested that farmers use PPE to prevent pesticide poisoning.
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