A recent open access article was published in the journal Animals, which is from MDPI AG based in Switzerland, titled, "Preventing and Investigating Horse-Related Human Injury and Fatality in Work and Non-Work Equestrian Environments: A Consideration of the Workplace Health and Safety Framework."
"Attempts to reduce horse-related injuries and fatalities to humans have mostly focused on personal protective equipment like helmets. In organizational contexts, such technical interventions are considered secondary to reducing the frequency and severity of accidents. In this article, we describe the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) framework that has been associated with reduced risks in industries and organisations. We consider how such a framework could be used to reduce horse-related risks in workplaces, as well as non-work equestrian competition and leisure environments. In this article, we propose that the simplicity and concepts of the WHS framework can provide risk mitigation benefits to both work and non-work equine identities."
Meredith Chapman of The Appleton Institute, Central Queensland University, Australia, and Safety in Focus, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia; Kirrilly Thompson of The Appleton Institute, Central Queensland University, Australia.