|Document ID (ISN)||104368|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Agricultural machinery safety: Regulating the workplace
||June 2003, Vol.19, No.3, p.235-244. 15 ref.
||The challenge of ensuring OHS in the agricultural sector is substantially different from that in manufacturing, construction or many other traditional areas of concern. The problems are exacerbated when it comes to the hazards of farm machinery, where the rate of injury is particularly high. This article identifies the major deficiencies of the existing Australian legislation and standards, and makes recommendations for a best practice regulatory regime, with a focus on duty holders at the workplace and those who may be endangered by their activities. In particular, it argues that substantial improvements might be achieved through the use of a combination of tools (including information, education and incentives) that are underpinned in each case by regulation.
||Australia; safety and health organization; agriculture; agricultural equipment
||safety incentives; risk factors; legislation; information of personnel; workers' participation; responsibilities; safety and health training; standard
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport