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Farm Health and Safety Resources for Health Professionals

The health and safety of farmers, their support workers and their families is a major factor in the continued sustainability of rural and regional Australia. Research shows that farming is one of Australia’s most dangerous industries. Doctors can play a significant role in fostering a greater awareness of the importance of farm safety, and especially in encouraging farmers to take better care of their health. As part of the Farming and Fishing Health and Safety (FFHS) Collaborative Partnership, there are more than 30 free publications to help doctors understand the issues involved and how they can be addressed. The publications include “Living Longer on the Land”, “The Health and Safety of Older Farmers in Australia – The Facts”, “Respiratory Illness in Australian Farmers” and “Testing and Delivering Media Communication Strategies for Child Farm Safety”. Click here to visit the download site.

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