New data revealed that work-related death rates in NSW have not improved for more than a decade.
With figures from Safe Work Australia showing that agriculture is still one of the most dangerous workplaces, an industry leader urged farmers to improve work safety record.
A farmer died after a quad bike he was operating rolled over at a farm in Hesket, about 80 km. north of Melbourne.
Twelve primary school students in Queensland have had their winning entries printed in this year’s Farm Safety Calendar.
A poultry contractor has been fined $1.13 million in a Geelong court on Monday over the death of a worker at a Lethbridge chicken farm in 2015.
The Victorian Farmers Federation is partnering with WorkSafe Victoria to roll out a $300,000 initiative to increase awareness of farm safety across the State.
The new two-year action plan has been developed in consultation with the agriculture industry and aims to reduce the number of workplace injuries at farms and agricultural sites across South Australia.
The farmer group is pushing the agriculture industry to double its efforts in achieving a zero fatality target on farm.
An additional $600,000 State Budget has been allocated to provide more support for the Safe Farming Tasmania Program over the next four years.
Of the nine quad bike fatalities that happened this year, more than half involved rollovers and two were children aged 2 and below.
Farmers and parents are urged to keep children out of hazardous workplaces, particularly on farms during the school holidays.
The NSW Government has recently announced a new research project which aims to reduce the rate of farm injuries.
A man in his 40s has died after he fell from a truck at a farm near Geelong.
The Tasmanian Government is investing $600,000 to make safety a priority in Tasmanian farms.
SafeWork SA will be sharing work health and safety information at the South East Field Days in Lucindale.
SafeWork SA has teamed up with Primary Producers SA (PPSA) to provide practical work health and safety workshops for farmers.
Almost 500 Queensland school children joined the farm safety calendar competition. Of these, 12 entries will be featured in a farm safety calendar.
Inspectors from SafeWork NSW will visit sheep and beef cattle farms across NSW this month to check on safety improvements.
The Victorian Government has recently announced a $6 million subsidy scheme for farmers to improve quad bike safety.
The winning entries from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s drawing competition will be featured in a 2014 calendar promoting farm safety.
Good work health and safety practice is essential to ensuring workers’ safety in farms.