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Fuels and chemicals are widely used on farms to help improve productivity, but there can be a cost to the health of you and your workers.
WorkSafe's recent statement that carrying a passenger on a single seat quad might be acceptable in exceptional circumstances – particularly when there is no other alternative – appears to be something of a hospital pass.
WorkSafe New Zealand has clarified the circumstances in which it is acceptable to carry passengers on single-seat quad bikes, in consultation with Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ, and DairyNZ.
Farmers who resent the attention of WorkSafe inspectors in their workplaces should remember that more people still die on NZ farms each year than are prosecuted for safety breaches.
WorkSafe’s data from 2015 shows that experienced farmers carrying out routine jobs with vehicles are getting caught out.
While quad fatalities keep fuelling a media frenzy, it’s time to look at the broader picture and try to understand what makes our farms such dangerous places.
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The 2020 NZ Share Farmer of the Year Nick Bertram has been stripped of his title.
The “mythology” of regenerative agriculture and lack of scientific evidence has prompted two renowned plant scientists to write to Ag…