Quads, Farmers 50+ Years of Age, and Safety in Australia
AbstractQuads are the leading cause of fatal non-intentional injuries on Australian farms. Due to normal age-related physiological and cognitive changes, farmers 50-years of age and above are at increased risk when using quads. This study identifies a non-statistically significant increasing trend for fatal quad incidents involving this cohort in Australia. It is contended that these vehicles are not “fit-for-purpose” for many typical agricultural tasks more broadly and that the ageing process further exacerbates these risks. Encouraging and promoting the use of more “fit-for-purpose” vehicles in the agricultural sector should be the primary focus of intervention approaches. Supplementing this, other approaches that reduce risks, specifically relating to rollovers, crush/asphyxiation and head injuries must be enacted. View Full-Text
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Lower, T.; Monaghan, N.; Rolfe, M. Quads, Farmers 50+ Years of Age, and Safety in Australia. Safety 2016, 2, 12.
Lower T, Monaghan N, Rolfe M. Quads, Farmers 50+ Years of Age, and Safety in Australia. Safety. 2016; 2(2):12.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lower, Tony; Monaghan, Noeline; Rolfe, Margaret. 2016. "Quads, Farmers 50+ Years of Age, and Safety in Australia." Safety 2, no. 2: 12.