The SafeWork NSW team will visit New England later this month to host two events for local farmers and businesses.
A report from the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety revealed that farm deaths are on the rise in the country.
Farmers and farm workers in South West NSW are warned of the risks associated with working with and around grain augers after two workers suffered amputations in recent workplace safety incidents.
WorkSafe Victoria renewed its call for all workers to observe extra safety precaution at work following another fatality on Sunday.
A safety inspection conducted by WorkSafe WA in the vegetable growing industry highlighted concerns on mobile plant and hazardous substances in the industry.
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.
A farmer has died on Monday when he was crushed between a utility vehicle and a pole at Princetown, in Victoria.
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.
SafeWork NSW will be present during the Australian National Field Days this month to promote awareness on the importance of making farms safer.
SafeWork NSW will be joining the Henty Machinery Field Days from 22-24 September to promote awareness on the importance of farm safety.
The Black Dog Institute will conduct free workplace mental health programs to WA grain growers.
Broadacre farms will be the focus of work safety visits in the months to come.
WorkSafe Victoria Chief Executive, Clare Amies reminded farm workers and owners of the importance of ensuring farm safety stressing that “agriculture is a high-risk industry”.
A young worker was fatally injured in a farm in Ravensthorpe, Western Australia.
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.
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.
Public comment is being sought on the draft Guide for Safe Design of Livestock Loading Ramps and Forcing Yards.
The fatal consequence of being exposed to certain agricultural chemicals and pesticides is a serious concern especially for the farming industry.
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.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) is calling on farmers to be proactive in ensuring safety in the upcoming harvest season.
An Alive and Well stand will be available at the Australian National Field Days on 23-25 October 2014 at Borenore.