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close this bookGuide to Health and Hygiene in Agricultural Work (ILO; 1979; 328 pages)
View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgements
Open this folder and view contents1. Living conditions and environmental hygiene
Open this folder and view contents2. Problems of occupational physiology and ergonomics
Open this folder and view contents3. Prevention and management of occupational pesticide poisonings
Open this folder and view contents4. Occupational diseases in agriculture
Open this folder and view contents5. Diseases particularly related to agricultural work: Zoonoses, infectious and parasitic diseases
Open this folder and view contents6. Organisation of occupational health services and medical inspection of labour in agriculture
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Guide to Health and Hygiene in Agricultural Work


International Labour Office Geneva

Photo (front cover): FAO, Rome

Copyright © International Labour Organisation 1979

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ISBN 92-2-101974-8
First published 1979

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Printed by Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest (Hungary)

The International Programme for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (PIACT) was launched by the International Labour Organisation in 1976 at the request of the International Labour Conference and after extensive consultations with member States. PIACT is designed to promote or support action by member States to set and attain definite objectives aiming at "making work more human" The Programme is thus concerned with improving the quality of working life in all its aspects: for example, the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, a wider application of the principles of ergonomics, the improvement of the content and organisation of work and of conditions of work in general, a greater concern for the human element in the transfer of technology. To achieve these aims, PIACT makes use of and co-ordinates the traditional means of ILO action, including:

- the preparation and revision of international labour standards;

- tripartite meetings between representatives of governments, employers and workers, including industrial committees to study the problems facing major industries, regional meetings and meetings of experts;

- action-oriented studies and research;

- clearing-house activities, especially through the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS); and

- operational activities, including the despatch of multidisciplinary teams to assist member States on request.

This publication is the outcome of a PIACT project.

 

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