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Farming is most dangerous job in Ireland

5th January 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Farming has been dubbed the most dangerous job in Ireland, as more than one in three workplace deaths happened in farmyards last year.

Such a figure may cause people to introduce new safety signage, with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) finding that there were 21 farm deaths on rural holdings in the country during 2011, reports

While farmers represent only 6 per cent of the country's working population, they accounted for 39 per cent of all workplace fatalities in 2011, with half of annual farm deaths involving the elderly.

As part of their research, the HSA noted "risk-taking behaviour" as a key factor in the high death rate.

In England, the Swindon Advertiser has reported that Wiltshire firms have been ordered by St John Ambulance to make first aid and health and safety training priorities.

To improve health and safety standards, the charity has put on a number of workplace first aid courses in Swindon, Salisbury and other regions.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801255843-ADNFCR


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