Injury prevention and Farm Safety key focus of Mt Isa’s Rural and Remote Health Conference
The issue of quad bike safety is top of the agenda at the Rural and Remote Health Conference in Mount Isa in north-west Queensland this week.
Professor Sabina Knight, Director for the Centre of Rural and Remote Health in Mount Isa and Rural Health Education Foundation board member, says the conference aims to change the way quad bikes are used, and even the way they’re engineered.
“We’re going to pull together all the recommendations from our speakers around quad bike safety in this context and present a statement,” she said. This statement will be submitted to the Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health, to get the information out there as fast as possible and to get it into the local media and press so people can hear about it.”
The conference, ‘Are you remotely interested?‘, while continuing to build on the past themes of remote possibility, challenges and bringing evidence into practice, will recognise the roles Injury Prevention, Farm Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Rural and Remote Workforce play in rural Australia health and productive industry outcomes. It will also aim to recognise challenges and developments through Clinical Training and Simulation, Cultural Safety, secondary prevention and chronic disease and Innovation.
Key elements of the conference has been filmed by the Rural Health Education Foundation to be edited into a highlights program to be broadcast on the Rural Health Channel on VAST over the coming months.