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Document ID (ISN)108964
CIS number 08-1354
Year 2009
Convention or series no. INDG427
Title Farmwise: Your essential guide to health and safety in agriculture
Original title Ffermio Diogel: Eich canllaw hanfodol i iechyd a diogelwch mewn amaethyddiaeth [in Welsh]
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 2009. 50p. (Web edition: 68p.) Illus. Bibl.ref.
Internet access [in Welsh] [in English]
Abstract This major guidance document describes in straightforward terms the principles of health and safety in agriculture. Contents: benefits of preventing accidents (injuries and ill health, their costs and causes); organizing for health and safety; risk assessment; consulting employees; contractors and family workers; training and skills; first aid, emergencies and reporting; preventing falls; building work; workplace transport; selecting and using equipment; maintenance work; workplace safety and welfare; electricity; child and public safety; handling livestock; chainsaws and tree work; COSHH (CIS 00-620) and health; health problems in agriculture (chest problems, zoonoses, skin problems, stress); pesticides and veterinary medicines; manual handling; noise and vibration; personal protective equipment. Previous edition: CIS 99-1465.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; agriculture; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) materials handling; safety guides; livestock rearing; dangerous substances; welfare facilities; notification of occupational accidents; children; electricity; zoonoses; pesticides; agricultural equipment; maintenance and repair; manual handling; manuals; economic aspects; first aid; health hazards; safety and health organization; protection against falls from heights
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture