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Agriculture 2018, 8(1), 7; doi:10.3390/agriculture8010007

Definition of a Methodology for Gradual and Sustainable Safety Improvements on Farms and Its Preliminary Applications

Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, Agricultural Engineering Section, University of Udine, Via delle Scienze 208, 33100 Udine, Italy
Department of Medical Area, Forensic Medicine Section, University of Udine, Piazzale S.Maria della Misericordia 15, 33100 Udine, Italy
Sofia & Silaq Corporate Spin-Off, University of Udine, Via Zanon 16, 33100 Udine, Italy
Centro Ricerche Studi dei Laghi, Corso di Porta Vittoria 31, 20122 Milano Italy
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Received: 18 October 2017 / Revised: 21 December 2017 / Accepted: 22 December 2017 / Published: 1 January 2018
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In many productive sectors, ensuring a safe working environment is still an underestimated problem, and especially so in farming. A lack of attention to safety and poor risk awareness by operators represents a crucial problem, which results in numerous serious injuries and fatal accidents. The Demetra project, involving the collaboration of the Regional Directorate of INAIL (National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work), aims to devise operational solutions to evaluate the risk of accidents in agricultural work and analyze the dynamics of occupational accidents by using an observational method to help farmers ensure optimal safety levels. The challenge of the project is to support farmers with tools designed to encourage good safety management in the agricultural workplaces. View Full-Text
Keywords: safety; occupational accidents; agriculture safety; occupational accidents; agriculture

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Cividino, S.R.S.; Pergher, G.; Gubiani, R.; Moreschi, C.; Da Broi, U.; Vello, M.; Rinaldi, F. Definition of a Methodology for Gradual and Sustainable Safety Improvements on Farms and Its Preliminary Applications. Agriculture 2018, 8, 7.

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