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Document ID (ISN)104368
CIS number 05-703
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gunningham N.
Title Agricultural machinery safety: Regulating the workplace
Bibliographic information June 2003, Vol.19, No.3, p.235-244. 15 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; safety and health organization; agriculture; agricultural equipment
Descriptors (secondary) safety incentives; risk factors; legislation; information of personnel; workers' participation; responsibilities; safety and health training; standard
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Workers' participation