Agricultural Medicine: Rural Occupational and Environmental by Kelley J. Donham, Anders Thelin

By Kelley J. Donham, Anders Thelin

Newly up-to-date, Agricultural drugs: Rural Occupational healthiness, security, and Prevention, moment Editionis a groundbreaking and accomplished textbook and reference for college students and practitioners of public future health, and execs within the box of rural agricultural occupational future health and defense. The ebook introduces particular occupational and environmental healthiness and issues of safety confronted through agricultural employees and rural citizens, and gives a roadmap to setting up sustainable employee and public health and wellbeing help in agricultural communities.

Responding to reader call for, Agricultural Medicine, moment variation now beneficial properties extra case experiences, key element summaries, and new foreign viewpoint chapters evaluating North American wellbeing and fitness and agricultural practices to these in Europe, the Asia Pacific, and South America.

Agricultural overall healthiness and protection engages a multidisciplinary staff of doctors, veterinarians, safeguard execs, engineers, sociologists, epidemiologists, and psychologists, for whom this publication serves as a vital resource.

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2 provides a diagram of this author’s (KJD) concept of a recommended background and training to make up an agricultural health and safety specialist. 5 Demographics of the Agricultural Workforce Worldwide, agriculture employs the largest number of workers compared to all other indus­ tries. Over 40% (450 million) of the world’s workers are employed in agriculture (48). Over half of these workers are women. In developing countries, 40% of the total population is engaged in agriculture, compared to 20% in transitioning economies, and 3% of the workers in developed industrialized countries (49).

Some large farms have taken on the gen­ eral management structure and work organiza­ tion of private industry or a factory. The emphasis is on high productivity based on spe­ cialization, routine and tightly managed work processes, and replacement of much of the labor with mechanization and technology. Labor and management are separated, as are the residence and the farm business. The ­operation may be a link in a vertically ­integrated food company or it may be a large family ­corporation (see below).

2016 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1 Terminology/fields of endeavor addressing the health of rural residents, owners/operators, and workers in production agriculture. (1) described the historical context of these terms, although today they are often used interchangea­ bly. 1 illustrates the various terms used and their relationships. The two primary terms used to describe health‐related activities in rural areas are rural health and agricultural health and safety.

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