A mate of the Hound’s, recently back home in Wakefield, Nelson following a month in Christchurch for medical treatment, reckons health and safety, ACC and other rules being imposed on farmers are ridiculous compared to other risky sectors.
Australian farmers are urging the Federal Government to enforce the fitting of operator protection devices (OPDs) to all new quads within two years.
AB technicians are safer onfarm after a national safety campaign to improve their work environments.
Farmers spend many hours planning their lives around the farming year, but often health and safety is left out.
A Gore farm machinery company’s shoddy repairs to a tractor have landed it with a fine of $239,063 and reparations of $103,459 awarded to an injured farm worker.
Farmers must accept individual responsibility for the industry’s poor health and safety record, says an industry health and safety leader.
Summer is a busy time on the farm, but it’s also among the most hazardous periods for accidents, says WorkSafe NZ