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Document ID (ISN)109551
CIS number 09-596
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lee K., Lim H.S.
Title Work-related injuries and diseases of farmers in Korea
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.46, No.5, p.424-434. 95 ref.
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Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Korea, Republic of; occupational diseases; agriculture; injuries; risk factors; statistical trends
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of
Subject(s) Statistics
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Older workers
Bacterial and parasitic diseases