|Document ID (ISN)||109551|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Lee K., Lim H.S.
||Work-related injuries and diseases of farmers in Korea
||Sep. 2008, Vol.46, No.5, p.424-434. 95 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_46_5_424.pdf [in English]
||Korean farmers are the victims of various work-related injuries and diseases, including injuries from farming machinery and tools, pesticide poisoning, peasant syndrome, vinyl house disease, respiratory diseases, infectious and skin diseases. Zoonoses including brucellosis and tsutsugamushi disease are on the increase, as well as musculoskeletal problems due to awkward postures, repetitive work and long working hours. Moreover Korean farmers themselves do not pay much attention to these problems and farmers are not considered a priority by health care facilities since the number of people involved in farming has strongly declined during the last few decades and the average age of this population has dramatically increased. This article reviews the current status of work-related injuries and diseases among Korean farmers and provides basic data for future studies.
||occupational accidents; Korea, Republic of; occupational diseases; agriculture; injuries; risk factors; statistical trends
||pesticide poisoning; hot workplaces; older workers; zoonoses; repetitive work; infectious diseases; brucellosis; work posture; respiratory diseases; skin diseases; work in confined spaces; musculoskeletal diseases; mechanical hazards; frequency rates; rickettsial diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Korea, Republic of|
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Bacterial and parasitic diseases