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Document ID (ISN)78101
CIS number 02-225
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sandall J., Cooksey R., Reeve I., Kaine G.
Title Australian farmers' perceptions of farm health and safety hazards
Bibliographic information Oct. 1999, Vol.15, No.5, p.449-464. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract In terms of occupational injuries and fatalities, farming is one of the three most dangerous occupations in Australia. On average, approximately 250 people are killed on Australian farms annually, while approximately 1,250 people are seriously injured. In terms of workers compensation payouts, the cost of farm injuries to the Australian farming industry has been estimated to amount to AUD 400m every year. In recent years, considerable resources have been directed at investigating the nature and scale of occupational health and safety problems among farmers. As a result of this work, the need to develop health and safety programmes that are suited to the unique working conditions of farmers has been recognised. In this article, a multidimensional psychometric approach is used to illustrate how an understanding of farmers' perceptions of the risks associated with health and safety hazards might contribute to the development of such programmes.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; agriculture; risk awareness; Australia
Descriptors (secondary) national organization; psychology and sociology; financing of programmes; risk factors; stress factors
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
Psychological factors