|Guide to Health and Hygiene in Agricultural Work (ILO, 1979, 328 p.)|
Guide to health and hygiene in agricultural work
Work on the land is man's oldest occupation. For thousands of years he has tilled the soil and bred livestock to feed and clothe himself. Agriculture remains of great economic importance today. With the application of modern technology to crop production and stock rearing, however, the many health problems which are inseparable from work in the fields and on the farm generally have become more numerous and, often, more serious. Consequently, the risks to which the agricultural worker is nowadays exposed are many and varied. This guide completes the triad of ILO publications intended for the protection of the agricultural worker from occupational accidents and diseases. With its predecessors (the ILO code of practice entitled Safety and health in agricultural work and the Guide to safety in agriculture), it provides a wide spectrum of information on agricultural health hazards and their prevention which should be useful to developing and developed countries alike.
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