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Document ID (ISN)77465
CIS number 01-1442
ISSN - Serial title 1515-5447 - Salud Ocupacional
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Amadori S.
Title Farming: Legal framework - Statistics
Original title La actividad agraria. Marco legal - EstadÝsticas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2000, Vol.XVIII, No.78, p.4-9. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Argentina; legislation; agriculture; statistics
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; pesticide poisoning; migrant workers; occupational diseases; fatalities; livestock rearing
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceArgentina
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture