E-fact 3: Protecting children and young people on farms — advice for farmers

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Slovenian
2006

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Many young people work on farms. But working in agriculture can be hazardous, especially for the young. Common farm hazards include dangerous machinery (especially tractors), working at heights, the risk of suffocation in grain bins and silos, and exposure to harmful chemicals. Exposure to cold, wet or noisy conditions, physically demanding jobs and working with animals can also cause problems. But there are things that can be done to effectively manage these hazards and risks.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
ZEMĚDĚLSTVÍ, LESNICTVÍ A RYBÁŘSTVÍ
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Applying Pesticides
Contact with Humans or Animals
Handling Animals
Handling Chemicals
Handling Plants
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Biochemical hazards
Viruses
Bacteria
Parasites
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Exposure route: 
Bites and stings
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Sharps and cuts
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

  Exposure to harmful chemicals, pesticides and veterinary products

Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Guidance
Warning message / Alert
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Workers
Workers representatives

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