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close this bookGuide to Health and Hygiene in Agricultural Work (ILO, 1979, 328 p.)
close this folder6. Organisation of occupational health services and medical inspection of labour in agriculture
close this folder6.5. Organisation of first aid
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View the document6.5.1. First-aid training
View the document6.5.2. The treatment centre
View the document6.5.3. Poisoning prevention centres


The organisation of first aid in agriculture is particularly difficult-first, because the accident generally occurs at a place far removed from a treatment centre; and second, because of the inadequate means of communication and transport. It is therefore advisable to make advance provision for the administration of first aid, in order that disastrous mistakes, or indeed a total inability to save the life of a person in danger, may be avoided. The plans should provide for medical care as well as for first aid.