Catching Up with Our Neighbors

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Murphy, Dennis J.;
  • Lee, Barbara


In 1993, as the agricultural safety and health movement was gaining momentum in developed countries, Australia and Canada adopted similar approaches to substantially improve working conditions for agricultural workers. Now with a 13-year track record, both Australia and Canada have successful national coalitions of leaders in agribusinesses, agricultural organizations, federal and state/province entities, and other groups to set and implement national strategies. These two countries report notable success in reducing agricultural injuries and fatalities, implementing successful worker training programs, securing national and private sector funding for priority tasks (e.g., tracking injury trends), improving relations across competing commodity groups, and handling policy issues (both avoidance of undesired policies and adoption of desired farm safety policies).

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