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Document ID (ISN)103776
CIS number 05-103
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Corrêa I.M., Yamashita R.Y., Ramos H.H., Franco A.V.F.
Title Profiles of agricultural accidents recorded in the public health agencies of São Paulo in 2000
Original title Perfil dos acidentes rurais em agências do INSS de São Paulo no ano 2000 [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information 2003, Vol.28, No.107/108, p.39-57. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Statistics of occupational accidents in the agricultural sector in the State of São Paulo in 2000 are analysed. Results are expressed according to the following criteria: characteristics of the victims (sex, age, marital status); task being carried out at the time of the accident; type of accident; accident cause; location of injury; type of injury; accident consequences (absenteeism, hospitalisation). 949 accidents were recorded, most being related to harvesting (41.7%). Hand tools were the main cause of accidents (34.3%) and the most frequent injuries were traumatic injuries or contusions (68.9%). Striking against mechanical parts or objects were the most frequent accident types (43,8%) and the parts of the body most frequently injured were the upper extremities (43.2%).
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; agriculture; statistics; Brazil
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; harvesting; injuries; contusion; location of injury; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; compilation of statistics; frequency rates; causes of accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture