Working group 1 will study, identify and evaluate the national programmes for occupational safety and health in agriculture in all participating member countries. It will focus on the elements of these programs which have been identified as being of real benefit and effective in improving and maintaining safety standards.
Working Group 2 will identify and analyse current research and knowledge of attitudes, behaviours and priorities among farmers in relation to safety, health and general risk management on farms in participating member countries. The group will develop a uniform method to measure and compare effective attributes among farm operators, family and employees.
Working Group 3 will identify, assess and document current effective models and approaches for the training and integrating of vulnerable populations (including refugees and young workers) within the agricultural workforce. The group will develop guidelines on effective strategies for training and integration of refugees in agriculture and will also highlight best practice in ensuring safety and health of children.
Working Group 4 will develop means and indicators for monitoring progress and evaluating the impact of interventions across participating member countries on reducing injuries and illnesses in agriculture. It will focus on approaches to improve safety culture of existing and future agriculture workers and monitor progress from planned interventions.
Working Group 5 will disseminate research findings, WG proposals, and Cost Action results to authorities, stakeholders and the wider agricultural communities of all participating member countries. The dissemination group will also manage communication throughout the Cost Action period keeping all members advised of research findings, published papers, events and other items of interest.