|Document ID (ISN)||104932|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Time of farmers' exposure to biological factors in agricultural working environment
||2004, Vol.11, No.1, p. 85-89. Illus. 32 ref.
||http://www.aaem.pl/pdf/11085.pdf [in English]
||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.
||hazard evaluation; agriculture; biological hazards; exposure evaluation
||airborne dust; Poland; thermal environment; vibration; hours of work; noise
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)