Adoption of Health and Safety Change on Australian Farming and Fishing Enterprises

  • 71 pages

  • Published: 26 Feb 2011

  • Author(s): Fragar, Lyn, Temperley, John, Lower, Tony

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Over several years there has been considerable investment in defining and analysing causal factors associated with common hazards of high risk on farms, plus the development of guidelines to assist in the adoption of health and safety measures. However, there has been little work undertaken in relation to the fishing sector and in respect to mental health more broadly. While approaches based on evidence and best practice have been developed, efforts to further enhance the adoption of these by farmers and fishermen remain central to the overall success of these interventions.
This research builds on earlier work assessing the available evidence regarding adoption and will assist the Collaborative Partnership for Farming and Fishing Health and Safety to undertake the necessary work that will inform a program of farm and fishing health and safety research that is underpinned by “best practice”.