A study has found on-farm deaths could be almost halved if producers took simple safety measures like wearing seatbelts and helmets.
James Cook University canvassed about 120 farmers and fishers from Cairns to Hobart to find out what is stopping them from improving their safety practices. The study also found there were major barriers to change, including people's attitudes and the perceived cost, time and inconvenience.
Study finds on-farm deaths could be halved through simple safety measures (ABC)
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