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Document ID (ISN)68305
CIS number 97-136
ISBN(s) 92-2-110126-6
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Title Wage workers in agriculture: Conditions of employment and work
Original title Les ouvriers agricoles: conditions d'emploi et de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1996. iv, 97p. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 17.50.
Abstract This ILO report on agriculture worldwide identifies the two major occupational hazards as the use of machinery and cutting tools (in particular, tractors and harvesters) and agrochemicals. Safety and health regulations are applied sporadically, and despite international standards, the incidence of agricultural hazards in most countries is poorly documented. ILO data on fatal occupational injuries suggest that agriculture is a high-risk activity. In many countries, labour inspection in agriculture does not appear to be given priority. Recommendations for improvements are put forward.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; ILO; conditions of work; developing countries; labour inspection; industrialized countries; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) report; notification of accidents and diseases; fatalities
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Labour inspection
OSH in developing countries