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Document ID (ISN)102054
CIS number 03-1215
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hjort C., H°jmose P., Sherson D.
Title A model for safety and health promotion among Danish farmers
Bibliographic information 2003, Vol.9, No.1, p.93-100. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract This article describes an ongoing participatory project aimed at preventing accidents in the agricultural sector in a region of Denmark. The main principles were local involvement in designing the project, multifacetted activities for defined target-groups and the recognition of specific occupational skills. This multilevel approach involved groups and organizations including farmers, farmers' spouses, agricultural advisors, agricultural school teachers, employees and part-time farm workers. Activities included discussion meetings, information meetings in larger and smaller groups, and the designing of educational safety material. The project is a managed from "bottom-up" with a small budget and little centrally-organized activities. Evaluations are undertaken throughout the project period. If this concept can be implemented in Denmark, it may well be useful in other developed and developing countries.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; agriculture; safety programmes; Denmark
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; workers' participation; safety and health training; supply of information; cooperation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Safety programmes