Safety in the home, at work and during travel can prevent accidents. Reduce your risk of injury from road trauma, drowning, chemical or food poisoning, ear or eye damage, infection and environmental hazards.
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Topic: Farm safety
Children who live on farms are at greater risk of injury and death than their parents or other farm workers.
Any confined space on a farm can be dangerous and the threat may not be apparent until it's too late.
Hand and finger injuries are the most common crush injuries that occur on Victorian farms.
Falls are a common farm hazard, especially for older farmers.
To reduce risks on the farm, use hazardous chemicals according to manufacturer guidelines or replace them with less dangerous options.
Any animal-handling practices can increase the risk of injury to farmers, farm workers and the animal.
Poorly used or faulty machinery is a major cause of death and injury on farms.
Farm workers often experience muscle and ligament strain, but good manual handling techniques and safe work habits can prevent most injuries.
Most injuries and deaths involving quad bikes (all-terrain vehicles) are caused by the bike rolling over the rider.
Farms can be dangerous places for workers and family members, but the risks can be reduced.
Handling sheep can cause manual injuries and badly designed shearing sheds can present a range of hazards.