Factsheet 99 - Safe maintenance in agriculture
Agricultural workers suffer 1.7 times the average rate of non-fatal occupational accidents and 3 times the rate of fatal accidents, making the sector particularly hazardous. In addition to the hazards and risks usually present on farms, maintenance tasks bear some specific hazards. Self-employment, and the fact that farming is often a family business, are an additional challenge for occupational safety and health in agriculture. This factsheet provides concise information on how to carry out maintenance tasks safely.