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Document ID (ISN)105533
CIS number 06-1032
ISBN(s) 92-2-318225-5
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hiba J.C., Ciciliani A., Cóppola A.
Title How to improve working conditions and productivity in farming and in the farm-derived products industry - Practical guide
Original title Comment améliorer les conditions travail et la productivité dans les entreprises agricoles et agroindustrielles - Guide pratique [in French]
Cómo mejorar las condiciones de trabajo y la productividad en empresas agrícolas y agroindustriales - Guía par la acción [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2005. 196p. Illus.
Abstract This guide for small enterprises in farming and the farm-derived products industry in Argentina explains how to improve working conditions and productivity. It is divided into two sections. The first includes practical advice on the layout of premises and workplaces, work organization, materials handling and transportation, workplace design, safety of tools and machinery, environmental control and welfare facilities. The second part proposes tools for improving productivity (in particular the WISE system), a brief introduction to the most common dangerous chemicals and the efficient use of agrochemicals, together with checklists for implementing the improvements mentioned.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; Argentina; ILO; training material; conditions of work; agriculture; work efficiency
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; welfare facilities; work organization; workplace design; pesticides; machinery; check lists; hand tools; manuals; economic aspects; ventilation; workers' participation; handling and storage
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Workers' participation
Small and medium-sized enterprises
OSH training