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LDOH joins EU program on Safety in Agriculture

LDOH joins EU Cost Action “Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture” (SACURIMA). This program is focused on improving agricultural safety and health trough:

  • Identification and evaluation of models for training and integrating vulnerable populations
  • Literature reviews and development of recommendations
  • Identifying effective workers’ health surveillance systems for agriculture

STIGAS, the organization for health and safety for Farming in the Netherlands, is involved as welll. Information on good Practices in The Netherlands will be gathered and a project to improve safety culture will be evaluated: https://stigas.nl/startbijeenkomst-campagne-op-weg-naar-zero-accidents-2020/

The network of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) will be used for dissemination activities. In Zagreb we organize a  Special Session on Education and Training in Agricultural Health and Safety within the ICOH SCETOH symposium with participation of SACURIMA members (26-28 Oktober 2017).

SACURIMA is chaired by Risto Rauiainen from the Natural Resources Institute of Finland. Gert van der Laan has been appointed as Dutch representative in the Management Committee of the COST Office,  Ad de Rooij is substitute.  For more information see http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA16123 .

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