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Document ID (ISN)104932
CIS number 06-442
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mołocznik A.
Title Time of farmers' exposure to biological factors in agricultural working environment
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.11, No.1, p. 85-89. Illus. 32 ref.
Internet access http://www.aaem.pl/pdf/11085.pdf [in English]
Abstract In a study of 30 farms, the duration of farmers' exposure to biological and other factors of the working environment was investigated using the Private Farmer Work Chart. Among 48 work activities contributing to the full annual work cycle, 15 activities were associated with 5 risk factors. These were mainly field activities (plant harvesting and fertilizing, chemical plant protection, cultivation activities). Exposure to agricultural dust and elements of the thermal environment were the most common risk factors, followed by contact with biological factors, noise, vibration and chemical agents. Biological factors were associated with nearly 60% of farm activities, mainly the spreading of manure, animal breeding and plant harvesting.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; agriculture; biological hazards; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; Poland; thermal environment; vibration; hours of work; noise
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Agriculture
Biological hazards
Risk evaluation