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Articles Tagged ‘Farm Safety’

Action plan to save lives and reduce injuries on farms published


The Farm Safety Partnership, an advisory committee of the Health and Safety Authority, has published its Farm Safety Action Plan 2016-18. The new action plan lays out a series of specific actions and priorities for tackling the high rates of illness, injury and death on Irish farms.

Agri-digital natives fuel farming future


Digital natives are using consumer and agricultural technologies in myriad ways, such as data and records management, crowdsourcing solutions to problems, right the way through to promoting their farm and produce, writes Ethan Cleary, head of IT strategy at the Irish Farmers’ Association.

Agriculture fatalities down by 40 per cent in 2015

Incidents involving vehicles were the main cause of fatal accidents in the workplace, accounting for 21 of the 55 deaths.

Figures released by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) show that fatalities in agriculture were down by 40 per cent in 2015, with 18 deaths reported compared to 30 in 2014. Across agriculture, forestry and fishing the number of fatalities was 24, down from 31 in 2014.

BEEF 2016 Open Day


BEEF 2016, a major Teagasc Open Day will take place on Tuesday, July 5, at Grange in Dunsany Co Meath. Thousands of cattle farmers from all over the country are expected to attend this major national beef event which is sponsored by FBD.

Child safety initiative launched


National Ploughing Association managing director Anna May McHugh and FBD’s head of farm and business, Christy Doherty, have launched the 'FBD: Keeping You Safe' child safety wristband initiative again for this year’s National Ploughing Championships.

Education key to creating a culture of farm safety

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Irish Farmers Monthly, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, RTÉ Radio 1's CountryWide, ESB Networks and FBD Insurance have joined forces on a new farm safety awareness initiative. Through education and a radio campaign, it is hoped that the farm safety message will start sinking in and a culture change will commence.

Farm grants may face chop if safety not up to speed

Grants worth €1.2bn to Irish farmers may be linked to their safety record and cuts may be imposed if farmers do not comply with safety regulations, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said this week.

Farm safety and animal welfare prioritised by Department


The safety of farmers and their families is paramount, following the recent severe weather, according to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Simon Coveney. His Department is working closely with Teagasc to assess the worst affected areas. 

Farm Safety and Health Conference


The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and Teagasc, with FBD sponsorship and the support of the Farm Safety Partnership, hosted a National Conference on Farm Safety and Health today at the Mullingar Park Hotel in Co Westmeath. 

First farm safety task force convenes


The first meeting of a task force that will explore possible policy changes to assist the agricultural sector in improving its safety record convened recently.

Free online safety course launched by HSA


The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free, online course focusing on slips, trips and falls, aimed at employees and employers  across all work sectors.