Agriculture

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    HSE chair ‘concerned and frustrated’ about farm sector’s failure to improve

    The chair of HSE, Martin Temple, has written an open letter to the farm industry to urge farmers to ‘listen and look’ for guidance to prevent needless deaths and injuries on farms.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 August 2019

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    'Farms are workplaces, not playgrounds'

    Children and young people are regularly killed and injured in incidents with farm vehicles. Learning the lessons won’t bring them back but is vital if we’re to stop child deaths on farms.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 August 2019

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    Get outdoor workers UV-protected this summer

    As a health and safety director or manager, there are a whole host of risks you will be familiar with when it comes to health and safety provision for outdoor workers.

    By Chris Brooks, SC Johnson Professional on 17 July 2019

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    Until the cows come home

    August, 2018: a farmer is found dead in a field at Pinstraw Farm in Sussex. The police tell local media it appears he has been trampled by his own livestock, after a bull, born and reared at the farm, was found stamping and snorting by the 64-year-old man’s body.

    By Will campaigners ever get through to farmers on safety? Belinda Liversedge reports on 30 January 2019

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    Partnership fined £100k after Farm worker killed in ‘risky’ traffic route

    A Cumbria farming partnership has been fined £100,000 after an employee suffered fatal head injuries when he was knocked over by a tractor.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 31 October 2018

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    Farming’s poor safety record ‘needs to change’ says NFU

    Farm safety campaigners have vowed to halve farm deaths after agriculture topped HSE’s tables again for having the highest fatalities on record in both rate and number.

    By British Safety Council on 23 July 2018