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Factors associated with quad bike loss of control events in agriculture

Milosavljevic, Stephan; McBride, David; Bagheri, Nasser; Vasiljev, Radivoj; Carman, Allan B; Rehn, Borje; Moore, Dave

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Objective: To determine personal and workplace factors associated with quad bike loss of control events (LCEs) on New Zealand farms. Methods: Rural community databases were used to sample 130 farmers and farm employees (workers). Fieldwork and survey investigated for prevalence of LCEs; farm type; farm terrain; personal measures; and vehicle driving exposures. Results: Seventy nine workers (61%) described a total of 200 LCEs. Increased driver height, increased body mass, non-flat farm terrain,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMilosavljevic, Stephan
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, David
dc.contributor.authorBagheri, Nasser
dc.contributor.authorVasiljev, Radivoj
dc.contributor.authorCarman, Allan B
dc.contributor.authorRehn, Borje
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Dave
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:41:33Z
dc.identifier.issn0169-8141
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/78563
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine personal and workplace factors associated with quad bike loss of control events (LCEs) on New Zealand farms. Methods: Rural community databases were used to sample 130 farmers and farm employees (workers). Fieldwork and survey investigated for prevalence of LCEs; farm type; farm terrain; personal measures; and vehicle driving exposures. Results: Seventy nine workers (61%) described a total of 200 LCEs. Increased driver height, increased body mass, non-flat farm terrain, increased driving speed and distance, and greater whole body vibration exposure were significantly associated with LCEs. Conclusions: Taller and heavier drivers of quad bikes should be particularly vigilant for risk of an LCE. Vehicle speed, distance driven and choice of driving routes over difficult terrain are potentially modifiable factors which have behavioural components and should be considered as management strategies for reducing risk of on-farm quad bike LCEs. Relevance to industry: Quad bike accidents are a considerable problem in agriculture. This research has identified a number of physical and driving factors that should be considered in the management strategies for reducing risk of on-farm quad bike accidents.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
dc.subjectKeywords: ATV; Body mass; Driving exposures; Driving factors; Driving speed; Injury; Loss of control; Loss of control event; Management strategies; New zealand; Quad bikes; Rural community; Vehicle speed; Whole body vibration; Accidents; Automobile bodies; Farms; L Agriculture; ATV; Injury; Loss of control event; Quad bikes; Risk
dc.titleFactors associated with quad bike loss of control events in agriculture
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume41
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor091300 - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB7185
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMilosavljevic, Stephan, Centre for Physiotherapy Research
local.contributor.affiliationMcBride, David, University of Otago
local.contributor.affiliationBagheri, Nasser, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationVasiljev, Radivoj, Novi Sad 21102
local.contributor.affiliationCarman, Allan B, University of Otago
local.contributor.affiliationRehn, Borje, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation
local.contributor.affiliationMoore, Dave, SCION Research
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage317
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage321
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ergon.2011.02.010
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T09:33:24Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-79953312032
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