|Document ID (ISN)||112218|
|Convention or series no.
||Safe maintenance in agriculture
||Maintenance sûre dans le secteur agricole [in French]|
Mantenimiento seguro en la agricultura [in Spanish]
||European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2011. 2p. Illus. 1 ref.
||Facts_99/EN.pdf [in English]
Facts_99/FR.pdf [in French]
Facts_99/ES.pdf [in Spanish]
||Agricultural workers suffer 1.7 times the average rate of non-fatal occupational accidents and three times the rate of fatal accidents, making the sector particularly hazardous. In addition to the hazards and risks usually present on farms, maintenance tasks bear some specific hazards. Self-employment and the fact that farming is often a family business are an additional challenge for occupational safety and health in agriculture. This information sheet provides concise information on how to carry out maintenance tasks safely in the agricultural sector. It is also available in several other European languages.
||European Union; agricultural equipment; maintenance and repair; agriculture; occupational accidents
||safe working methods; public OSH institutions; risk factors; data sheet
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||European Union|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport