Occupational Health and Safety Risk in the Horticulture Industries

  • 16 pages

  • Published: 1 Jun 2005

  • Author(s): Australian centre for Agricultural Health, Safe

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Agriculture and horticulture enterprises produce commodities of more than $30 billion value per annum on around 135 000 enterprises spread across all states of Australia. However, that production is associated with a high cost in terms if human injury. High rates of serious injury and deaths on Australian farms are of concern to agricultural industry bodies, farmers, workers and farm enterprises and federal and state governments.