|Document ID (ISN)||77465|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1515-5447 - Salud Ocupacional
|Convention or series no.
||Farming: Legal framework - Statistics
||La actividad agraria. Marco legal - EstadÝsticas [in Spanish]|
||Nov.-Dec. 2000, Vol.XVIII, No.78, p.4-9. Illus.
||Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations worldwide. In Argentina, there are two main farming sectors: the first, characterized by subsistence agriculture and low levels of training, the second, using highly automated processes, attaining high productivity with fewer workers. Subcontracting labour, which includes the employment of migratory workers, poses its own challenges. In order to improve working conditions, several social service bodies related to occupational health have developed regulations for health and safety in agriculture, which contributed to the issuing of Decree No.617/97 (CIS 98-382). The main chapters of these regulations are reviewed. The article also presents accident statistics for the agricultural sector for 1999 by branch, causal agent and type of accident, as well as statistics on occupational diseases and cases of pesticide poisoning. 103 fatal occupational accidents were registered during 1999 in the agricultural sector.
||Argentina; legislation; agriculture; statistics
||occupational accidents; pesticide poisoning; migrant workers; occupational diseases; fatalities; livestock rearing
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Argentina|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations