HSA Launches New Farming Guidelines

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a new set of farming guidelines which it hopes will help to lower the amount of accidents on Irish farms, the most dangerous workplaces in the country.

The HSA wants to help farmers to identify risks and hazards on their farms, including the risks posed by farm animals, which unknown to most, are one of the primary causes of accidents on farms in Ireland.

The initiative has been undertaken with the support of farming organisations and contains guidelines on how to use tractors, how to take care around livestock and how to cope with the presence of overhead powerlines.