Dr John McNamara

Farm Family CPD

Dr John McNamara

Senior Specialist Advisor in Occupational Safety and Health

Teagasc – Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority .

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD.

 Teagasc  Head  of   Knowledge Transfer ( Advisory and  Farmer Training) programme  for occupational safety and health in Agriculture.

John McNamara

Recent and Current Project engagement

  • PhD. Thesis entitled ‘A Study of the Effectiveness of Risk Assessment and Extension Supports for Irish Farmers to Improve Farm Safety and Health Management’. Available at https://t-stor.teagasc.ie/handl e/ 11019/1840
  • Vice-Chairperson:  EU COST Action. Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture.  (Acronym: SACURIMA) (2018-2021).
  • Final Report : Leppälä, J., Griffin, P., McNamara, J. & Rautiainen, R. (Eds.). 2021. Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture: Sacurima Cost Action CA16123 Highlights and Conclusions. Natural resources and bio economy studies 63/2021. Natural Resources Institute Finland. Helsinki. 81 pp.
    Available at https://jukuri.luke.fi/handle/10024/547926
  • European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Member of contracted group who prepared Review of the future of agriculture and implications for OSH (2020).Reference: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Jones, A., Jakob, M., McNamara, J. 2020: Review of the future of agriculture and occupational safety and health (OSH): foresight on new and emerging risks in OSH: https://data.europa.eu/doi/10.2802/769257
  • EU HORIZONS Project (CL6-RCU-2022-00-00) (2023-2027): Title: Assessing and improving labour conditions and health and safety at work in farming (2023- 2027) (Value c €4.8m). Project Leader for Work Package 3:  Risk and Risk Assessment (throughout Europe) (WP3 Budget €1.43m).
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Funded Research (2018-2023) (Value (c €0.6m). Title: Behaviours of Safer Farming. Project Leader for Task 4: Comparative assessment of knowledge transfer (farm extension services) and regulatory systems governing OHS practices among selected European Countries.

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