It makes grim reading to see that agricultural deaths have numbered 124 over the last seven years – about four times higher than in construction or forestry.
Last month marked the one year anniversary since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 was enacted.
Two dairy farm workers died between 2009 and 2011 while servicing pumps on pontoons floating on farm effluent ponds.
Farmers are being urged to keep themselves and staff safe when doing routine jobs with vehicles after a farm employee was crushed under a quad while travelling on sloping terrain with a spray tank fitted to the front of the vehicle.
Fonterra’s GM transport and logistics Barry McColl has been named Road Risk Manager of the Year at the Australasian Fleet Safety Awards.
While quad fatalities keep fuelling a media frenzy, it’s time to look at the broader picture and try to understand what makes our farms such dangerous places.
As children return to school after the holidays, Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) reminds drivers to stick to the law and slow down to 20km/h when passing a stopped school bus.
ACC and WorkSafe New Zealand have launched the inaugural 'Reducing Harm in New Zealand Workplaces Action Plan'.
Rarely a week goes by without a report on a quad crash, prompting howls from experts for better rider training.