[The activity of local health units in agriculture: promotion, prevention, control].


Agriculture shows an high proportion of injuries, mostly by machineries and instruments, and the highest proportion between fatal and total injuries. The Conference of Regions has adopted the National Agriculture and Forestry Prevention Plan, in application of the "Pact for health and safety in workplaces". The plan gives priority to actions improving the safety of agricultural machines, specially if more frequently involved in serious and fatal injuries. Goal is to achieve an homogenous intervention standard all over in the country, composed by a mix of information, support and control, addressed to farms and agricultural machines traders. Public prevention organizations of Local Health Units moreover will record homogenously the happen modality of fatal and serious accidents, will collaborate in joining prevention objectives with Rural Develop Plans and in drawing up good practices. At another level in some regions have been developed prevention activities for other risk factors: definition of exposition profiles of pesticides, development of professionally exposed workers formation, control of buildings and cattle breeding, medical and epidemiological periodic survey of employees.

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@article{Angotzi2010TheAO, title={[The activity of local health units in agriculture: promotion, prevention, control].}, author={Giuliano Angotzi and Eugenio Ariano and Andrea Quercia}, journal={Giornale italiano di medicina del lavoro ed ergonomia}, year={2010}, volume={32 4 Suppl}, pages={418-20} }