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.
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 …
WorkCover NSW will bring its Safer Small Towns event to western NSW.
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.
New figures released by the Victorian WorkCover Authority showed that farm injury decreased by more than 14 percent in the past 12 months and are now at a 10-year low.
A new campaign has been launched by the NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet at the NSW Farmers Conference on Tuesday.
A review that looked into the health effects of pesticide exposure recommends better compliance among pesticide end users; improve training methods and more research on system controls.
WorkCover NSW will be working with NSW Farmers this week to promote awareness on the importance of safety on farms in the region.
Photo: SafetyCulture Library The Sheep and Beef Cattle Industry rebate was reopened to assist farmers in adopting better work health safety procedures. The safety rebate of up to $2,000 was first made available in October 2013 and received 1700 applications. Because of the interest shown by sheep and beef cattle farmers to improve safety in …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkSafe Victoria is urging farmers to make safety a priority as the harvest season draws closer. “As the warmer months are fast approaching, the hay season is about to get under way and farmers are getting busier and preparing for the season ahead,” said Ms Sturzenegger. “But we know from past experience …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkSafe Victoria reported that more than 460 farms are now safer, following a 12-month campaign to help remove the most common causes of injuries and deaths in agricultural workplaces. During the campaign, WorkSafe inspectors gave attention to the dairy and beef cattle farms, particularly to dangerous machinery, animal handling practices and unsafe …