Agriculture

Green Jobs: impact on the health and safety of workers

Green Jobs contribute significantly to preserving or restoring environmental quality (UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme, 2008); Additionally, they represent an opportunity to overcome the economic crisis by creating new jobs (EU - 2020 strategy).

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A safe machine can save your life!!!

This leaflet describes safety requirements with which some agricultural machines must comply, i.e.: silage unloading machines, silage mixing and/or chopping and distributing machines.

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Safe on the field…safe on the road! Periodical check of the maintenance state and efficiency of agricultural or forest tractors and driving license

This leaflet shows the checks to be performed, according to Legislative Decree n° 81/2008, during maintenance operations on agricultural or forest tractors. Furthermore, the leaflet explains how to obtain a driving license for such tractors.

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Safe on the field…safe on the road! Safety requirements for agricultural or forest tractors equipped with loading platform (transporters)

This leaflet describes safety requirements for particular agricultural machines, called “transporters”, that is agricultural or forest tractors equipped with loading platforms. Transporters must have retention systems (safety belts) for the driver and anti-overturning equipment. 

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Safe on the field…safe on the road! Safety requirements for tractors

This leaflet sums up thesafety requirements with which tractors must comply, according to Italian laws (Legislative Decree n° 81/2008 and Street Code), pointing out how those tractors lacking safety equipment have to be adapted to standards.

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Let’s purchase safely!

This leaflet is addressed to manufacturers, sellers and hirers of agricultural or forest machinery. It briefly describes duties and obligations which the above mentioned individuals have, according to European and Italian regulations.

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Grow safety!!!

This leaflet points out safety requirements to be fulfilled by motor cultivators, motor hoes and motor hoes with driving wheels, especially if manufactured after 1st January 2011. 

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“Sun and Health” - a prevention project for farmers

Farmers have an increased risk of uv-radiation related skin- and eye-damages. The SVB- prevention project “Sun and Health”should demonstrate the importance of taking protection measures against UV-radiation at work.
The following tools dealing with sun-protection measures were applied throughout 3 years from 2008-2010 : power-point-presentations, interviews, skin- melanin-analyser to check the individual protection time against UV-radiation, information sheets. Demonstration of safety glasses was considered to be important especially for farmers. 

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