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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Bans on children riding adult-sized quad bikes, compulsory use of helmets and mandatory training or licensing are among proposed changes governing the use of quad bikes on Australian farms... Dean grew up on a local dairy farm and rode quad bikes when he was younger, but says modern vehicles are "higher, faster and have no centre of gravity"... While many perceive quad bikes as a normal part of rural life, the vehicles remain agriculture's biggest on-farm killer and are the major cause of death for children aged between 5 and 14 and to children visiting farms...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Bans on children riding adult-sized quad bikes, compulsory use of helmets and mandatory training or licensing are among proposed changes governing the use of quad bikes on Australian farms... Dean grew up on a local dairy farm and rode quad bikes when he was younger, but says modern vehicles are "higher, faster and have no centre of gravity"... While many perceive quad bikes as a normal part of rural life, the vehicles remain agriculture's biggest on-farm killer and are the major cause of death for children aged between 5 and 14 and to children visiting farms...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Research by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has investigated the impact that injury has on rural communities and the agricultural sector in Australia... The research has led the RFDS to call for a new national injury strategy to be developed and for more government support... "Because of this, Farmsafe strongly endorses the RFDS call for increased action by governments and a new national injury-prevention strategy to address injury and its disproportionate impact in rural and remote Australia," he says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Statistics starkly underline the need for safety first.. There is often a spate of injuries when grain is moved off-farm and seed is treated in preparation for sowing, with key dangers including augers, belts and pulleys, and falls from silos and trucks... The guide contains practical advice, sourced from farmers, on how to prevent injury when preparing, moving and handling grain; during harvest; and when using silos and augers. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has produced a Ute Guide app designed to assist in the recognition of injury symptoms caused by herbicides in broadacre winter and summer crops, and in turn assist in reducing crop damage from herbicides in the future... The information will enable better diagnosis of damage following the application of herbicide... The guide provides information regarding differential diagnosis and factors contributing to crop damage, as well as herbicide drift and off-target damage...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The fundamental objective for this report is to promote and encourage injured farmers to rely on all forms of technology necessary to remain productive in their farming community... I will be addressing the use of various aids such as working dogs, animal handling equipment, vehicle modifications, assistive technologies and drafting systems to assist injured farmers in the management of a beef cattle business... Through implementing such technologies I can continue providing Australians and global marketplaces a clean, green and safe form of protein...
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