|Document ID (ISN)||68305|
|Convention or series no.
||Wage workers in agriculture: Conditions of employment and work
||Les ouvriers agricoles: conditions d'emploi et de travail [in French]|
||ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1996. iv, 97p. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 17.50.
||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.
||occupational accidents; ILO; conditions of work; developing countries; labour inspection; industrialized countries; agriculture
||report; notification of accidents and diseases; fatalities
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||ILO|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
OSH in developing countries