Falls Injury Prevention
The Australian Farming Community is an ageing workforce, and farmers over the age of 55 years are at greater risk of falls injury.
North West Farmsafe in NSW and the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety has completed the Preventing Falls in Older Farmers project which was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. The project aim was to work with older farmers to reduce the incidence of falls injuries on farm, with a view to developing guidelines and information resources for other farming communities across Australia.
A series of workshops were held at Bingara, Pilliga, Nundle, Guyra, Bonalbo and Goulburn. The participating older farmers were able to discuss both the issues of sustaining falls on farm and also to consider possible resources to identify an individuals level of risk in sustaining a fall, and would provide options as to what farmers should to actively address their falls risk.
Resource - Preventing Falls for Older Farmers
For further information please contact:
Phone: 02 6752 8210