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J Agromedicine. 2012;17(4):421-4.

Safety features on agricultural machines and farm structures in Saskatchewan.

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  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


Major injury is an important occupational health problem for farming populations in North America. There are several well-established risk factors for injury in this setting, including lack of safety features on farm vehicles and machinery, and a lack of passive safety devices that offer protection from falls and drowning events. Through the examination of common risk factors, the authors demonstrate that substantial proportions of farms in Saskatchewan, Canada, are exposed to occupational hazards that leave workers and others vulnerable to major injury.

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