Quad Bike Related Deaths and Injuries Australia 2012: Media Monitors Report Australian print media provides an avenue to highlight the prevalence... [more]
Media Monitors Snapshot: January 1 to September 30, 2012 This report focuses specifically on data involving on‐farm injury... [more]
Quad Bike Death and Injuries 2012
Quad Bike Related Deaths and Injuries Australia 2012: Media Monitors Report
Australian print media provides an avenue to highlight the prevalence of farm related deaths and injuries. The process of media monitoring has been used by the National Farm Injury Data Centre (NFIDC) since 2005 to assist in the collection of information on farm injury events (fatal and nonfatal).
This report focuses specifically on data involving quad bikes (both on and off farms).
There were approximately 3,708 print media articles received by the NFIDC from Media Monitors Australia in 2012.
A total of 18 quad bike related deaths were reported for this period. Table 1 in the attached document provides a summary of the quad bike related fatal injury events:
Of the 18 reported deaths there was one case where location could not be determined from the available information.
Ten (55%) of these deaths occurred on farm.
Of the 18 reported quad bike fatalities, four cases could not be classified as either a rollover or non‐rollover incident.
Of the remaining 14 cases, 9 (64%) were rollovers.
Rollovers accounted for 60% of on‐farm deaths.
There were an additional 78 non‐fatal quad bike related injury events reported in the Australian
print media in 2012. Table 2 provides a summary of the quad bike related non‐fatal injury events:
There were 10 children under the age of 16 years in quad bike related injury events, all of these children required hospitalisation for their injuries.
Of the 78 reported injury events, location was unable to be determined for 11 cases. Of the remaining 67 cases, 38 (57%) occurred on‐farm and 29 (43%) in a non‐farming setting.
Information was available in only 63 of the 78 injury cases in relation to the event being a rollover or non‐rollover. Of the 63 cases, rollovers accounted for 35 (56%) of the reported non‐fatal injury cases, whereas non‐rollovers accounted for 28 (44%) of the cases.
This report can be downloaded following this link Australian Quad Bike Death and Injury 2012.
Farm Related Death & Injuries: Media Snapshot
Media Monitors Snapshot: January 1 to September 30, 2012
This report focuses specifically on data involving on‐farm injury events reported in Australian print media for the period 1st January 2012 to 30th September 2012. Australian print media provides an avenue to highlight the prevalence of farm related deaths and injuries. The process of media monitoring has been used by the National Farm Injury Data Centre (NFIDC) since 2005 to assist in the collection of information on farm injury events (fatal and nonfatal).
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Mount Isa Statement on Quad Bike Safety
Over three days in August 2012, farm health and safety experts from Australia, New Zealand and United States of America gathered in Mount Isa, Queensland for the ‘Are you remotely interested?...’ and ‘Farmsafe’ Conference.
During these three days the latest information was presented on the challenges of reducing quad bike related deaths and injury.
The statement below provides a road map for future action to ensure the safety of those who work in agriculture.
Farm Safety Week 2012
Farm Safety Week is held to raise awareness of farm safety issues in across Australia. This year's Farm Safety Week theme is “Farm Safety - Fix It for Everyone”.
Farmsafe Australia members are united in efforts to reduce the deaths and injuries associated with health and safety risks on farms. This year's theme continues to highlight the importance of business and industry working together to achieve the Farmsafe mission/ vision statement of increasing the well-being of Australian farmers through improved attention to health and safety.
Farm Safety Week has been running successfully for the past 15 years and has provided an opportunity for Farmsafe Australia to address farm safety with a national focus.
This year, Farmsafe would like to continue its alliance with the media by putting farm safety in the minds of the community and policy makers. Included in this package are several fact sheets and media releases that have been provided as a guide for Farmsafe Groups and the media to use.
Farm Safety Conference 2012
Farmsafe Australia aims to hold a biennial conference. The most recent was hosted by Farmsafe WA and was held in Perth, WA in October 2009.
The Farm Health and Safety Conference aims to bring together, the Australian network of people working to reduce farm injury, to exchange information and share research and farm safety innovation.
The 2012 Farm Safety Conference is being held in conjunction with the at Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health's biennial conference.
Theme Are you remotely interested in ...
Mt Isa, Queensland
1 - 4 August 2012
For further informationfollow this link to the 2012 Remote Health Conference Website