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LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH PROTECTION FOR FARMERS IN THE PRODUCTION OF ALIMENTARY RAW MATERIALS IN POLAND. HARMFUL CHEMICAL FACTORS

2(35) 2013

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Czapka M.1,2, Jochymczyk A.3

LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH PROTECTION FOR FARMERS IN THE PRODUCTION OF ALIMENTARY RAW MATERIALS IN POLAND. HARMFUL CHEMICAL FACTORS

1 Cardinal August Hlond University of Education, Myslowice
2 Opole University of Technology, Opole 3University of Economics and Administration, Bytom

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In the process of performing their job, farmers are exposed to numerous factors that are harmful to the health. First of all, the harm caused by chemical and biological factors, and to a lesser extent, physical ones. The long-term injurious effects of chemical agents on farmers can lead to the development of occupational diseases. Therefore, the article focuses on the legal regulations concerning health protection for farmers against these factors and, more particularly, on the laws directly related to farm work.

Key words: occupational hygiene, occupational diseases in agriculture, harmful chemical agents, legislation concerning occupational health and safety

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