Agriculture

  • 2010

    Cattle Handling in Marts and Lairages Information Sheet

    Livestock marts and the lairages of abattoirs present a unique set of health and safety risks. There have been many accidents and large numbers of ‘safety incidents’, some of these accidents have been fatal. This simple guidance is for everyone in marts and lairages, whether workers or farmers. This leaflet is a summary of the “Guidance on Safe Operation of Marts and Lairages” also available from this website.

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  • 2010

    Guidance on the Safe Handling of Livestock at Marts and Lairages

    Livestock marts and the lairages of abattoirs present a unique set of health and safety risks as there are large numbers of animals present in unfamiliar surroundings. The purpose of this guidance is to focus on safe systems of work where large numbers of cattle are handled in places that are unfamiliar to them.

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  • 2010

    Tractor Safety and You

    Accidents involving tractors and machinery result in far more deaths and severe injuries than other farm accidents – crushed, entrapped, entangled, deep cuts, amputation, paraplegia, death. You have no chance against the weight and power of the tractor or machine. Take action to prevent accidents with tractors and machinery.

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  • 2010

    Code of Practice on Preventing Accidents to Children and Young Persons in Agriculture

    Because farms are homes as well as workplaces, there are frequently children and young persons in this high-risk environment, either in the family or as visitors. This means children and young persons are at risk of death or injury on farms. This Code of Practice applies only to on-farm work activities and their potential impact on children and young persons.

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  • 2010

    Guidelines for safe working near overhead electricity lines in Agriculture

    Overhead power lines on Irish farms pose a serious risk to farmers, contractors and anyone in the vicinity of high machinery passing close to these lines. Several people have been killed and many more injured as a result of making contact, or near contact, with overhead electricity lines during agricultural work. Machinery (such as forage harvesters, combine harvesters and tipping trailers), equipment (such as ladders) and activities (such as stacking) are often involved. Many ‘near misses’ also arise that are not reported and where no one is injured. Everyone working in agriculture should know, understand and follow safe procedures when working near overhead electricity lines.

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  • 2009

    Health and Safety for Swine Workers

    Recent research suggests that swine confinement workers are potentially exposed to workplace contaminants at levels above recommended health limits. This information sheet provides useful information for anyone who works in such an environment.

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  • 2008

    Safety of Older Farmers

    Farm deaths involving elderly farmers (+65 years) now account for more than half of fatal accidents on farms. This short guide outlines the dangers as well as ways to reduce the risks.

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  • 2008

    Child Safety on the Farm Information Sheet

    This information sheet is written for farm families, parents and children on farms.

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  • 2007

    Children's Book - Stay Safe on the Farm with Jessy

    Top of the morning! Time to get up... ... Cock-a-doodle-do! We would like to encourage parents to read this book with their children, and discuss farm safety with them.

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  • 2007

    Children and Safety on Farms

    This guidance applies to children and young persons whether they are employed in agriculture or just helping their parents, neighbours or friends on the farm, or those who are just visiting farms.

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