ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)78102
CIS number 02-226
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Calver R., McGrath A.
Title Managing farm safety: The key in future risk management on farms
Bibliographic information Oct. 1999, Vol.15, No.5, p.465-470. 13 ref.
Abstract The agricultural industry is constantly facing changes which produce a level of economic and psychological uncertainty for farmers. Occupational safety and health training is necessary to eliminate or minimize risks which may be faced in a changing environment. The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) in Australia has successfully developed strategies to reduce the level of uncertainty and produce cultural change among Victorian farmers. The VFF is principally working to raise farm safety awareness and put in place practical risk management systems through the Managing Farm Safety programme, codes of practice, Farm Safety Action Groups, the Farmsafe Alliance and Farmsafe Victoria. The strategic direction is, however, guided by the risk management principles underlying the Managing Farm Safety programme. The overall endeavour is to educate farmers in the principles of risk management. Through practical risk management strategies, farmers and their families can avoid the emotional and economic costs of death, injury and loss of productivity.
Descriptors (primary) Victoria; agriculture; plant safety organization; public OSH institutions
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; safety and health training; risk awareness; national organization
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