Special Issue "Agricultural Safety and Health"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016).
Interests: risk management; hazard loss control; injury data classification; safety behavior modification; agricultural emergency; safety and health professional development
Production agriculture, or farming and ranching, continues to be ranked highly as a hazardous occupation in many countries throughout the world. The hazards and risks are numerous and include children, older workers, high-speed machines, environmental hazards, hand labor, large animals, awkward working positions, and more. While overall progress has been made in reducing certain types of incidents, with some target groups, and in some countries, this progress is, at best, painfully slow and uneven from an international perspective. Fundamental research, practical interventions, and effective outreach are all needed to help prevent and mitigate production agriculture injury, illness and disease, and this knowledge needs to be shared internationally among agricultural safety and health professionals. This Special Issue will focus on all aspects of agricultural safety and health. Researchers can submit papers dealing with any aspect related to the topic of agricultural safety and health.
Prof. Dr. Dennis Murphy
Manuscript Submission Information
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