The main aim and objective of this Cost Action in Agriculture is to explore the reasons why agriculture, one of the most dangerous occupations in Europe, continually lags behind improvements made in occupational health and safety in other major economic sectors. Statistics show agriculture to be consistently ranked in the most dangerous occupations across Europe but also show great differences in national fatality, injury and illness rates.
This Cost Action will explore the various approaches in prevention and compliance programs across Europe and the wider world and attempt to identify why some countries have been more successful than others in reducing work related injury and illness in the agriculture sector. To achieve this the Cost Action has established 5 Working Groups.
Safety Culture on a farm – video
Look for Sacurima policy recommendations to improve safety culture and risk management in agriculture.
The SACURIMA action strives to define what safety culture is within agriculture, to understand how safety culture can be measured, to identify the underlying behavioural and contextual factors, and to find better ways to improving OSH in agriculture from a policy and practical point of view.