agriculture


MSDs in the agriculture sector: From identifying the risks to adopting preventive measures

EU-OSHA has published a discussion paper, which looks at the use of mechanisation to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, especially upper limb disorders, in the agricultural sector. Read More

Report published into fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Britain

The HSE has issued a report that shows agriculture has the one of the worst rates of worker fatal injury in Great Britain. Last year, 21 people were killed in agriculture, one was a child. Read More

Farmer fined after fall from height

A farmer has been for fined breaches of health and safety legislation after a roofing contractor fell whilst installing roof sheets an under construction agricultural building. Read More

Farm worker crushed by concrete, leading to fine for owners

The owners of a farm in Perthshire have been fined £4,000 for a series health and safety failings which led to an employee losing part of his leg after it was crushed under more than a tonne of concrete. Read More

Workplace fatality figures released for 2019/20

The construction sector has had the highest number of workplace fatalities over the last 12 months, with falling from height still recorded as the most common cause of work-related death. The latest HSE figures also highlight the risks to older workers, with 27% of fatal injuries occurring to workers aged over 60. Read More

Falling bales account for 5% of farm workplace deaths

The summer months are a busy time for farmers and contractors, who will be working to make, transport and stack bales of silage, hay and straw. Bales are a vital method of conserving winter feed and providing bedding, but it is also important to remember that these activities have many safety risks. Read More

Farm Safety Partnership urges caution during COVID-19

The Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) has urged the farming community to exercise extreme care and attention during these very challenging times. Read More

Firm fined after death of man at livestock mart

A livestock firm has been fined £12,500 following the death of a man at a livestock mart in Clogher. Read More

Suspended sentence for asbestos offences

An employer has been sentenced for failing to reduce exposure and spread of asbestos when demolishing a large pig shed. Read More

Farm worker blinded by cleaning chemical

A dairy farm has been fined following an incident in which an employee was permanently blinded by corrosive chemicals used in cleaning. Read More



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