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Document ID (ISN)111096
CIS number 10-0713
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Narasimhan G.R., Peng Y., Crowe T.G., Hagel L., Dosman J., Pickett W.
Title Operational safety practices as determinants of machinery-related injury on Saskatchewan farms
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.42, No.4, p.1226-1231. 32 ref.
Abstract This study examined two safety practices related to agricultural machinery as risk factors for injury in the farming sector: the presence of safety devices on machinery and levels of routine machinery maintenance. The data source was the Saskatchewan Farm Injury Cohort Survey of 2390 farms. Factor analysis was used to create measures of the two operational safety practices. Limited presence of safety devices on machinery during farm operations was associated with higher risks for injury (RR 1.94), while lower routine maintenance scores were associated with significantly reduced risks for injury (RR 0.54). The first finding implies that injury prevention programs require continued focus on the use of safety devices on machinery. The second finding could indicate that maintenance itself is a risk factor or that more modern equipment requiring less maintenance places the operator at a lower risk.
Descriptors (primary) Saskatchewan; agricultural equipment; occupational accidents; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; maintenance; hazard evaluation; safety devices; safe working methods
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Safety devices