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Document ID (ISN)108572
CIS number 08-1187
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cowley S., Bowman B., Lawrance M.
Title Safety in the Victorian thoroughbred horseracing industry
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.23, No.5, p.421-431. 40 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; injuries; horse riding establishments; handling of animals; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; horse shoeing; responsibilities of employers; safety consciousness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports
Livestock rearing