Is It Time for a Coordinated International Effort in Agricultural Health and Safety Research?

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Day, Lesley


About one-half of the world's labor force is involved in agriculture, which represents over 1.3 billion people. Only 9% of these workers are industrialized countries where they generally have access to modern safety practice and equipment, while 60% of these workers are in developing nations. Data already show that agricultural injury rates are on the increase in developing nations. The author considers that in order to have an impact on this rising number of injuries and deaths the time is right for international collaborations. In order to bring this about, the right structures for collaboration will be necessary. Models exist, but the authors main goal is to get the conversation started.

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