The Health & Safety Authority is today starting a 2-week long farm inspection campaign, with 400 inspections planned focusing on safe working with livestock.

After tractors and machinery, accidents involving livestock are the next most common cause of fatalities on Irish farms.

With the calving period getting underway, the risk of serious injury from livestock can be high, and inspectors from the Health & Safety Authority will be focusing on these risks, and livestock safety in general.

Martin O’Halloran, CEO of the Health & Safety Authority,  says 13% of all fatal farm accidents are livestock-related…

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