Occupational hazards to the health of professional gardeners

Knibbs, Luke D. (2014) Occupational hazards to the health of professional gardeners. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 24 6: 580-589. doi:10.1080/09603123.2014.883594


Author Knibbs, Luke D.
Title Occupational hazards to the health of professional gardeners
Journal name International Journal of Environmental Health Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-3123
1369-1619
Publication date 2014-02-11
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09603123.2014.883594
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Issue 6
Start page 580
End page 589
Total pages 10
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Professional gardening is a broad occupation that involves a wide range of tasks. Gardeners confront an equally wide variety of physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial hazards in their workplace. Consequently, occupational injuries and mortality are unfortunately common. The aim of this brief review is to collate and summarise the main hazards of gardening, their health effects and control measures. The diversity and size of gardeners’ occupational exposures to the hazards outlined in this paper highlight some of the underlying causes of their increased risk of occupational injury or death. The risk can be reduced in many cases by ensuring appropriate protective strategies are adopted. Other ways through which the burden of occupational injury and mortality can be minimised are introduced and discussed in this paper.
Keyword Exposure
Occupational hazards
Occupational hygiene
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 11 February 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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