The importance of extension for occupational health and safety in agricultural sector

Turhanoǧullari Z., ÖZÇATALBAŞ O.

Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, vol.12, no.1, pp.312-316, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-316
  • Keywords: Agricultural extension, Occupational health, Occupational safety, Training workers
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the study was to determine the importance of training of workers and agricultural extension on the subject of occupational health and safety in agriculture sector according to the research results and reports. In the world, over 50% of the global workforce is working in agriculture sector. Agriculture sector is one of the most dangerous sectors in terms of occupational health and safety. Thousands of people die and become disabled every year because of occupational accidents or work-related diseases. All over the world extension, service suppliers serve on different subjects (producing, productivity, food quality, safety, marketing etc.). Mostly in developed countries, occupational health and safety is also an overemphasized subject. However, in developing countries, the number of people who are affected from occupational accidents or work-related diseases are more than in developed countries, it is not emphasized adequately on this subject.