Transforming farm health and safety: the case for buisness coaching

Blackman, A., Franklin, R.C., Rossetto, A., and Gray, D.E. (2015) Transforming farm health and safety: the case for buisness coaching. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 21 (1). pp. 35-46.

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In the U.S. and Australia, agriculture is consistently ranked as one of the most hazardous industries. The cost of injuries and deaths on Australian farms is significant, estimated to be between AU$0.5 billion and AU$1.2 billion per year. Death and injury in agriculture also place a significant financial and social burden on the family and friends of the injured, the community, and the health system. This article proposes that if farmers were to employ coaching in their businesses, they would benefit from advances in safety practices, resulting in associated improvements in overall farm productivity and a reduction in injury costs to the wider community. A coaching model is presented to demonstrate what an effective coaching process would need to include. An agenda for future research areas is also provided.

Item ID: 37375
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1943-7846
Keywords: business coaching, coaching, extension, farm/agricultural advisory services, farm/agricultural coach, farm/agricultural extension, farm/agricultural innovation
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 22:23
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920409 Injury Control @ 50%
91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management @ 50%
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