Farm workers urged to make safety a priority

Reported by Haydee | 12 Nov, 2015

Victorian farms are now considered as one of the most dangerous workplaces in the state after five deaths in the industry have been recorded for the past weeks.


Live Well Farm Well Planning Guide

Reported by Haydee | 27 Oct, 2015

The Live Well Farm Well pilot program commenced more than two years ago on Cassowary Coast banana farms and it has so far been effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle among farmers and farm workers.


Third phase of strategic action plan to improve farm safety to be launched

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jun, 2015

The agriculture industry has been ranked as one of the high-risk industries in Australia due to its high number of work-related injuries and fatalities. Two years ago, the agriculture sector recorded the second highest number of fatalities (50). Last year the industry recorded 46 fatalities.


Small Machinery Field Day at Moss Vale

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jun, 2015

With the aim of reducing the number of serious injuries and fatalities in the agriculture industry, WorkCover NSW, together with NSW Farmers Association, Department of Primary Industries (DPI), and Local Land Services (LLS) will conduct a combined Small Machinery Fields day at Moss Vale.


Call to prioritise safety during grape harvest season

Reported by Haydee | 13 Feb, 2015

As grape harvest season in regional Victoria intensifies, WorkSafe Victoria is encouraging farms and vineyards to examine their safety systems and machine guarding to ensure safety.


VWA: Stay safe this harvest season

Reported by Haydee | 14 Nov, 2014

The Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) is calling on farmers to be proactive in ensuring safety in the upcoming harvest season.


Alive and Well Booth at Henty

Reported by Haydee | 19 Sep, 2014

WorkCover NSW is encouraging all agriculture businesses and workers to visit the Alive and Well stand at Henty Machinery Field Days. Acting General Manager of WorkCover NSW’s Work Health and Safety Division, Peter Dunphy said a video booth will be set up at the Alive and Well stand where farmers could share their views on …


NSW farmers invest on safety improvements

Reported by Haydee | 25 Jul, 2014

A WorkCover program helped NSW farmers prioritise safety by providing up to $2,000 assistance for the cost of safety solutions to address farm risks. Around 9,500 farmers were able to invest in safety improvements.