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New project to improve on-farm health and safety

Date: Aug 2021

We are pleased to announce that QCONZ will be helping deliver a ‘Reducing Strains and Sprains’ project co-funded by ACC and DairyNZ.

Jenny Cameron (DairyNZ GM) states that “Sprains and strains represent around 40 percent of dairy farm injuries, with the highest risk period occurring between August and October. This coincides with peak calving on most farms, where we often see increased working hours and fatigue”.

The goal of the three-year project is to understand the cause of strains and sprains on-farm to find, develop and test solutions that fit in with farming practices. We look forward to working with DairyNZ and ACC to help improve the safety and wellbeing of farmers and their employees.

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