About time to join forces within Agricultural Health & Safety!?

Lundqvist, Peter, Franklin, Richard, Shutske, John, Lee, Kyungsuk, Grigioni, Marcos, and Fahim, Ayman Ekram (2021) About time to join forces within Agricultural Health & Safety!? Journal of Agromedicine, 26 (2). pp. 284-287.

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[Extract] We are now well into the year 2021 - fully into a new decade, and still, those who work in agriculture do so at great risk serving an industry with one of the highest rates of fatalities worldwide.1 As an example; agriculture in Great Britain has the worst rate of worker fatal injury (per 100,000) of the main industrial sectors.2 It is 18 times as high as the average rate across all industries. Similar figures are reported from other countries.3–6 The pressures on farmers, farm families, and farm workers due to changing politics, economic challenges, unpredictable weather, natural disasters, global markets, transport systems, rural isolation, and rural crime leads to increasing frustration, stress, mental health concerns, and suicide.7–10 In 2020, we also saw BOTH the pressures induced by a global pandemic, but also the direct impacts of the SARS-CoV-2 on farm workers added to current pressures.

Item ID: 70726
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1545-0813
Copyright Information: © 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2021 23:05
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420603 Health promotion @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200507 Occupational health @ 100%
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