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General standards for promoting the prevention of working risks in the agricultural sector on a national scale.
Proceedings of the VII International Congress of Rural Medicine, September 17-21, Salt Lake City, Utah. International Association of Agricultural Medicine, 1978 Sep; :403-406
A study of the job safety of agricultural workers was outlined. The Department of Agricultural Medicine of the National Institute of Medicine and Job Safety of Spain requested that information on agricultural occupations be sent to them, in return for an evaluation and recommendations for improving workers' health and safety. Concerns included the crop industry and horticulture, livestock industry, and forestry. Risks involved were ecological (dealing with the work environment), pulvigenous (related to plant conioses), toxicological (chemical), biological (zoonoses and parasitic diseases), ergonomic, and physical (risk of injuries and accidents). Details on machinery used, work environment, and state of workers' health were requested. Evaluation of the work area would be based on dust inhalation, exposure to chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides, presence of infectious and zoonotic diseases, physical work environment, and data on accidents and workers' compensation. The National Institute of Medicine and Job Safety would recommend improvements to reduce the incidence of accidents and job related illness. The author concludes that the earlier risks are detected, the easier it will be to correct them and prevent negative consequences.
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Humans; Agricultural-industry; Occupational-diseases; Worker-health; Safety-practices; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-health-programs; Risk-factors; Occupational-safety-programs
Prev Med & Environmental Hlth University of Iowa Inst/agric Med & Environ Hlth Iowa Oakdale, Iowa 52319
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Proceedings of the VII International Congress of Rural Medicine, September 17-21, Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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