SafeWork SA will be sharing work health and safety information at the South East Field Days in Lucindale.
SafeWork SA will be providing workplace safety information at the PIRSA shared stand.
According to workers’ compensation data, males aged 20-40 and 40-60 are those most likely to be injured at work in the Limestone Coast region, while agriculture records the highest proportion of injuries that lead to work injury claims.
The number of claims has fallen in the past few years, however, some types of injuries, such as falls, body stressing and incidents involving vehicles, have not significantly decreased.
Cattle and dairy farming recorded the most injuries within Limestone Coast’s agriculture sector.
“In each of those years, traumatic joint, ligament, muscle and tendon injuries were the most common, and body stressing and being hit by moving objects were the top causes of injury,” said SafeWork SA Acting Executive Director Dini Soulio.
Mr. Soulio said SafeWork SA was working with Primary Producers SA to deliver farm safety workshops across the state to address key work safety concerns.
“Our farm safety workshops are promoting practical safe work practices and helping farmers eliminate or minimise workplace risks,” he said.
“We will have staff from SafeWork SA’s Educator team at the Field Days to provide practical advice and information. They will also have copies of the Farmers’ Guidebook to work health and safety, which was published in collaboration with Primary Producers SA.”