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Applied Research for a Safer Future: Exploring Recent Job Accidents in Agriculture, Italy (2012–2017)

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Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (DAFNE), Tuscia University, Via San Camillo de Lellis, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
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Council of Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Viale S. Margherita 80, 52100 Arezzo, Italy
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Faculty of Law, Administration and Management, Jan Kochanowski University, Świętokrzyska st. 21, 25-001 Kielce, Poland
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Processes 2018, 6(7), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr6070087
Received: 6 June 2018 / Revised: 2 July 2018 / Accepted: 6 July 2018 / Published: 9 July 2018
The issue of “safe working” has received increasing concern in recent years worldwide, especially in Europe. Several European countries developed specific strategies to ensure the safety of operators and the awareness on the potential risks that can emerge from a vast set of activities, including field activity in agriculture. Earlier investigations have lately investigated this topic, proposing quali-quantitative analysis applied to specific economic sectors. The present study focused on the working accidents occurred in agriculture over the last 6 years (2012–2017) in Italy. By exploring where and when injuries occurred, the socio-demographic profile of involved persons (including age, gender, nationality) and correlating these episodes to agricultural practices, the present paper reveals intrinsic patterns of safe (or unsafe) working conditions at a quite detailed spatial scale (administrative provinces) in Italy. Based on these results, training/educational programs should be planned to increase awareness of risks involving workers in agriculture. Future scenarios can be explored based on specific information dealing with risk factors and operating conditions at various working sites with the final objective to establish suitable technical, legislative and operational measures to reduce job accidents. View Full-Text
Keywords: job safety; territorial analysis; primary sector; indicators; Europe job safety; territorial analysis; primary sector; indicators; Europe
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Zambon, I.; Piergentili, A.; Salvati, L.; Monarca, D.; Matyjas-Łysakowska, P.; Colantoni, A. Applied Research for a Safer Future: Exploring Recent Job Accidents in Agriculture, Italy (2012–2017). Processes 2018, 6, 87.

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