HSA Begins Week Long Inspection Campaign On Health/Wellbeing Of Farmers

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The Health and Safety Authority is to begin a week long inspection campaign focusing on health and wellbeing of farmers.

Research has shown that farmers are at higher risk of certain health and wellness conditions due to the nature of their work. These include:

Heart disease, Stroke, Back pain, Stress and Skin problems and cancers.

Earlier this year the Farm Safety Partnership Advisory Committee developed a health and wellbeing guide for farmers which was circulated to farms across Ireland.

HSA inspectors will be identifying and discussing the risks to physical and mental health by the nature of farming with farmers during this campaign and will be promoting the guidance and resources available for farmers.

The guide includes the hazards to health while farming and tips and advice. The format is easy to use. The guide can be viewed at this link here.