Policy recommendations

Proposed by members of the COST Action 16123, Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture (SACURIMA).


  1. Protect the safety, health and well-being of agricultural producers and workers in Europe by integrating OSH into all current and future agricultural policies. Update the CAP policy objectives to include workplace risk management using ‘Safety Culture’, ‘Zero Vision’ and ‘One Health’ principles.
  2. Establish a European Network for Agricultural Safety and Health with regional and state affiliated organizations focusing on the safety, health, well-being and sustainability of people involved in agriculture.
  3. Allocate specific funding for agricultural safety, health and well-being research in Horizon 2020 / Horizon Europe.
  4. Develop and implement a safety, health and well-being risk assessment, education and skills program for primary producers, including self-employed farmers, family members, workers and students in agricultural schools.
  5. Improve Eurostat and national statistics to reflect the true incidence and severity of agricultural workplace death, injury and ill-health.


Call for major Policy Change in the Revised CAP for Agriculture

SACURIMA is the first EU Cost Action of its kind to look into occupational safety and health (0SH) in the agriculture sector. The COST Action born out of a deep concern by agricultural OSH experts, researchers and farm organisations now calls for critical changes to the next CAP to ensure its success.

These policy recommendations were prepared by SACURIMA Working Group 5 (Dissemination) members as a working document with input from the SACURIMA Management Committee, which includes members and obsevers from the following countries: AU, BA, BE, BG, CH, DE, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IL, IT, JO, LT, LV, ME, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, TR, UK, US


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Call for major Policy Change in the Revised CAP

SACURIMA COST Action Policy Recommendations

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