|Guide to Health and Hygiene in Agricultural Work (ILO, 1979, 328 p.)|
|6. Organisation of occupational health services and medical inspection of labour in agriculture|
|6.4. Problems of education and training in occupational health and hygiene in agriculture|
As well as the courses in theory that may be given to health and agricultural officials, practical courses are highly desirable. It would be particularly useful for health officials to take courses in agriculture so as to improve their knowledge and understanding of agricultural technology.
For agricultural officials, it would be useful if they spent some time at medical institutions or services so as to gain a better insight into the problems of rural doctors.
Model farms for the various branches of agriculture could provide courses for health and agricultural officials where, inter alia, they could exchange views on common problems.
The instruction would not always take the same form. Depending on the future career of the students, courses could be organised by agricultural technicians and/or the staff of agricultural health services, agricultural medical inspectorates and agricultural labour inspectorates.