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Document ID (ISN)100065
CIS number 02-1268
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mather C., Lower T.
Title Preferred methods to reduce farm-related injury
Bibliographic information June 2001, Vol.17, No.3, p.301-307. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract To identify preferred farm injury prevention strategies from a producers' viewpoint, a sample of 506 Tasmanian farmers responded to a questionnaire which assessed their preference for broad approaches to reduce farm-related injuries and the provision of safety information. The main approaches suggested were education and common sense. Other options were increased commodity prices and modifications to existing workers compensation arrangements. In ranking potential mechanisms for the dissemination of information related to farm injury prevention, the vast majority of farmers selected fact sheets as their first preference, with field day sessions and seminars or courses as the next options. This study illustrates that farmers have specific preferences for the manner in which safety information is disseminated.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; supply of information; safety training in industry; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; training course; compensation of occupational accidents; questionnaire survey; safety programmes; Tasmania
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
OSH training