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Document ID (ISN)29753
CIS number 78-1493
ISBN(s) 0-11-883021-X
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Title Health and Safety: Agriculture - 1976.
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive, London. H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, 1978. 20p. Illus. Price: ú1.00.
Abstract Report on the work of the Agricultural Health and Safety Inspectorate, 1976: the new Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee; publicity; international relations; accidents (108 fatal accidents on farms in 1976; 101 in 1975; overturning tractors remains the largest single factor); enforcement; farm machinery (liaison with manufacturers); hazards (coupling machinery and trailers to tractors; trailer brakes; hedge-cutting machines; meal-mixing machines; trench digging, etc.); mandatory equipment of tractors with safety cabs or frames; harmful substances (regulations; storage of chemicals and containers; labelling of pesticide containers; aerial spraying; fumigation; gases; caustic soda treatment of straw, etc.); other hazards (livestock, brucellosis, dust, electricity, slurry pits, straw burning, silos). Appendices: tables of occupational accidents in agriculture (1976) with breakdown by type of accident (self-propelled machines, fall, drowning, animals, etc.); fatal accidents to young persons on farms, 1972-1976 (recommendation to raise the minimum age for young persons to drive tractors); fatal accidents, 1972-1976.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; labour inspection; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; enforcement; zoonoses; pesticides; harmful substances; agricultural equipment; tractors; crop protection; statistics; overturning; warning notices; safety frames and cabs; fatalities; mechanical hazards; legislation; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Labour inspection
Zoonoses