Hazards of Animal Handling

  • Steele-Bodger, Alasdair


Agriculture is the country's most hazardous industry. Injuries to stockmen account for the loss of many hours of working time. Some injuries are foreseeable and preventable and stem from ignorance, inexperience, forgetfulness and fear. There is a lack of regulations to safeguard stockmen. Intensive animal husbandry does not enable a man to acquire a familiarity with the individual animal and a knowledge of its particular habits. General criteria for handling animals are available and apply to the direction and speed of approach and the type of touch. Suggested methods of handling a variety of farm animals are given.


JOURNAL: Ann Occup Hyg. 1969; 12(2): 79-85.

Note: Annals of Occupational Hygiene.

NLOM ID#: 69179144

Publication #: 69179144

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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