Tractor maker SDF believes many accidents are caused by reduced visibility from today's larger tractors and cites reports that Germany alone reported 42 tractor-related fatalities in 2014.
Many people believe drunk drivers have a lower chance of being stopped by police when they drive on rural back roads.
Fonterra says its Te Awamutu site has become the first in the world to be awarded the Food Safety System Certification 22000 – Quality, an internationally recognised food safety accreditation.
Safety around effluent ponds is essential. In general the Health and Safety in Employment Act (1992) rules bear on ponds’ operation rather than their design and construction, so they affect the pond owner more than the designer or builder.
Chainsaw accidents are on the rise and it’s time to make some noise about this, says chainsaw maker Stihl.
Many a time I have wished I was driving a police car. I’d love to turn on a siren and pull over the drivers whose dogs are travelling loose and unprotected on the back of vehicles.
In April two people died on farms in ‘workplace’ deaths – one was a boy aged 14. And in Waikato in April a toddler nearly drowned in dairy farm effluent.
The ban on passengers on quads is inhibiting farmers getting good professional advice, says a Gisborne farmer, Mark Gemmell.
Clic Wheel Systems quotes farmers John and Deborah McIntyre, of Nuhaka, Hawke’s Bay, as saying that anyone who feels strongly about the safe use of quads should be fitting dual wheels.