|Document ID (ISN)||108572|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Cowley S., Bowman B., Lawrance M.
||Safety in the Victorian thoroughbred horseracing industry
||Oct. 2007, Vol.23, No.5, p.421-431. 40 ref.
||Employees in the horseracing sector who work closely with horses are exposed to a significant risk of traumatic injury. Although jockeys are the main focus of attention, a large number of injuries are sustained by track drivers and stable attendants. Investigations by means of literature surveys and focus groups reveal that in this sector, there is greater emphasis on horses and their performance rather than on the health, safety and well-being of employees. Several recommendations are made in view of improving the safety performance in this sector.
||Australia; injuries; horse riding establishments; handling of animals; risk factors
||literature survey; horse shoeing; responsibilities of employers; safety consciousness
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
||Entertainment services and sports