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Document ID (ISN)111684
CIS number 11-0422
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Milosavljevic S., McBride D.I., Bagheri N., Vasiljev R.M., Carman A.B., Rehn B., Moore D.
Title Factors associated with quad bike loss of control events in agriculture
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.41, p.317-321. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to determine personal and workplace factors associated with quad bike loss of control events (LCEs) on New Zealand farms. Rural community databases were used to sample 130 farmers and farm workers. Fieldwork and survey investigated for prevalence of LCEs, farm type, farm terrain, personal measures and vehicle driving exposures. Seventy nine workers (61%) described a total of 200 LCEs. Increased driver height, increased body mass, non-flat farm terrain, increased driving speed and distance and greater whole body vibration exposure were significantly associated with LCEs. Taller and heavier drivers of quad bikes should be particularly vigilant for risk of an LCE. Vehicle speed, distance driven and choice of driving routes over difficult terrain are potentially modifiable factors which have behavioural components and should be considered as management strategies for reducing risk of on-farm quad bike LCEs.
Descriptors (primary) New Zealand; agricultural equipment; occupational accidents; risk factors; overturning
Descriptors (secondary) body weight; safety consciousness; human behaviour; anthropometry; questionnaire survey; causes of accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Risk evaluation
Anthropometry
Safety culture and safety consciousness