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758 Systematic safety and security risk management on farms

Publication Date Sep 1, 2016

Abstract

Background The problems and risks are diverse in farming, which threaten safety and security on farms. Currently, there is little information how farm safety and security management is integrated into management on farms. The objective in this PhD study was to increase the understanding of systematic safety and security risk management applied to farms. Special attention was paid to the usability of risk management, the effectiveness of safety and security risk management, and the sustainability management on farms. Farm business security risks are risks, which threat the business continuity and sustainability on farms. These farm security risks include food production safety risks like human and animal diseases, farm economic crisis, water pollution and eutrophication caused by farming, asset risks like fire accidents, water and energy interruptions and farmers‘ serious occupational health problems all have exacerbated the special importance of risk management on farms. More information is needed on farm business continuity and supporting farms in systematic risk management as a holistic and practical manner. This dissertation presents new tools and applications for systematic risk management on farms. Methods The study was a mixed method research. Systematic review of the literature, two surveys and case studies were conducted to identify safety and security risk management approaches in agriculture. Risk management aspects of a national health and safety program were evaluated, and farm-level tools were developed to impro...

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