Agricultural industries in this country directly utilize the services of 7.1 million workers. In addition, 10 million other workers are engaged in ancillary activities such as the transportation and marketing of agricultural products. Agriculture yearly leads to more fatalities than any other pursuit and to a higher number of nonfatal accidents. The causes of agricultural accidents are by no means unique, but in no small part they relate to farm machinery and equipment. There are many circumstances that mark the agricultural worker as dissimilar to the usual industrial employee. The same principles of accident prevention that are applicable to industry in general apply to agricultural activities, but some distinct measures are requisite. Various features of appropriate agricultural-safety programs are presented.
JOURNAL AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ID#
JOURNAL: J Occup Med. 1965; 7(11): 545-553.
Note: Journal of Occupational Medicine.
NLOM ID#: No ID #.
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