Injuries are commonplace on farm, ACC shares that 40% of farm injuries are from a sprain or strain and most of these occur between August to October, aligning with spring calving for a lot of farmers. In this episode we talk to DairyNZ Senior Scientist Dr Callum Eastwood and QCONZ CEO Chris Leach about a joint project between ACC and DairyNZ. Callum and Chris share the learnings from the project on reducing sprains and strains on farm, and what innovations have been developed to make jobs easier and safer over the calving season.
Reducing Sprains and Strains is a three-year project, co-funded through the ACC Workplace Injury Prevention Grants Programme, with the aim to raise awareness of common injury risks and develop easy-to-implement solutions to reduce these injuries. The project will end mid-2024. Come and see the best ideas at Fieldays on the DairyNZ site and find out more on our website.

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