The Occupational Health and Safety in Animal Production

Aygün T., Erkan C., Karakuş K., Çelikyürek H.

I. International Agricultural Science Congress, Van, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2018, pp.198

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Van
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.198


In this article, it has been discussed the hazards and the risks related to occupational health and safety in livestock production. It was also aimed to provide suggestions for occupational health and safety that increase production in animal breeding. Animal production has an important place in agricultural activities. The livestock activities in Turkey have been characterized by the different regional applications. There are many factors which limit the economic efficiency for production. One of them is production losses due to the workplace accidents and the occupational illness. The issue of occupational health and safety in animal production is very important as it is in many other areas. Occupational diseases and accidents that can be encountered by workers at business have caused the losses of very serious economic and the qualify person in animal production. In addition, the sustainability of production is negatively affected. The most common hazards at the animal production in Turkey are the zoonotic diseases, the ergonomics, the noise, the air conditioning, the chemicals, the animal attacks, the bites, the injuries, the accidents in transport, the psychological stress and, the skin-borne diseases etc. Especially, the animal hitting and the zoonotic diseases are very important in animal husbandry. Therefore, the precautions related to the occupational health and safety must be taken for the workers at the livestock enterprises, the field and, the factories such as the feed, the skin and the meat. In Turkey, preventive measures have started to be taken on occupational health and safety in livestock production.