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Australian approaches to the prevention of farm injury Volume 13 Issue 5

Lyn Fragar, James Houlahan

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(5) 103 - 107 Published: 2002

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Lyn Fragar

James Houlahan


In Australia, farm injury is associated with many hazards in differing production systems; farm injury is a high risk for the population that lives and works in rural settings, settings that are often isolated—physically and socially. The prevention of farm injury requires a multifaceted collaboration on the part of a number of key stakeholder agencies and the employment of contemporary public health approaches that are proving valuable in maintaining the collaboration at the national as well as at the state level.