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Agricultural health and safety in Sweden and South Korea – a comparison and the implications

Kim, Kyungsu and Lee, Kyungsuk and Kim, Kyungran and Chae, Hyeseon and Kim, Hyocher and Lundqvist, Peter and Göransson, Eva and Alwall Svennefelt, Catharina (2022). Agricultural health and safety in Sweden and South Korea – a comparison and the implications. (LTJ, LTV) > Department of People and Society (from 2021), Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Landskapsarkitektur, trädgård, växtproduktionsvetenskap: rapportserie ; 2022:7
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Abstract

Introduction and objective
Sharing knowledge, information and experiences between countries and collaborative efforts worldwide are needed to promote occupational protection of farmers. In order to exchange and cooperate for the mutual development of agricultural health and safety in Korea and Sweden, international cooperation projects were conducted during the years 2017-2019.
Material and methods
The three year collaboration and exchange program included short and long-term visits for groups and individual researchers from both countries.
Results
Sweden has an advanced social security system, an experience of “Safe Farmer Common Sense” (Säkert Bondförnuft) as a successful preventive project, and a stable health and safety network, whereas Korea is in an important stage of strengthening agricultural health and safety management at the national level, establishing laws and systems in a development led by agricultural and forestry institutions. Although there are differences between Korea and Sweden, there were many similarities in the difficulties and challenges in improving agricultural health and safety.
Conclusions
To ensure the health and safety of all people working on farms including self-employed farm operators and their family members, several things were found to be needed in common in both countries: accurate statistics on the current situation of occupational injuries and diseases in agriculture, an application of practical preventive programs suitable for the agricultural sector, and fostering agricultural health and safety experts and promoting their activities. To obtain these goals, a separate or complementary safety management system considering the specificity of agriculture as well as supporting system with the legal, institutional, and organizational measures should be prepared.

Authors/Creators:Kim, Kyungsu and Lee, Kyungsuk and Kim, Kyungran and Chae, Hyeseon and Kim, Hyocher and Lundqvist, Peter and Göransson, Eva and Alwall Svennefelt, Catharina
Title:Agricultural health and safety in Sweden and South Korea – a comparison and the implications
Series Name/Journal:Landskapsarkitektur, trädgård, växtproduktionsvetenskap: rapportserie
Year of publishing :2022
Number:2022:7
Number of Pages:29
Publisher:Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:978-91-576-9977-0
ISBN for electronic version:978-91-576-9978-7
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 203 Mechanical Engineering > Human Working Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety
Keywords:South Korea, Sweden, agriculture, health and safety, collaboration, exchange, statistics, prevention programs, farmers
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117129
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117129
ID Code:27970
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of People and Society (from 2021)
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Deposited On:23 May 2022 08:08
Metadata Last Modified:23 May 2022 08:11

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