Safety and health on the farm

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2015

Description

The occupational safety and health factsheets depict safe working practices related to specific hazards found on farms. These factsheets are aimed at employers and workers in micro and small enterprises, including those in the informal economy. They include sections on working with animals, handling loads, using and storing chemicals, and working with machinery.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
Provider: 
International Labour Organization — ILO
Tasks covered: 
Applying Pesticides
Handling Animals
Handling Chemicals
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Liquids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Pesticides, dusts.

Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Training
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Workers

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