Farm Safety Week: Tractor Safety Needs Traction

Reported by Zoe | 19 Jul, 2013

National Farm Safety Week highlights the need for vigilance when it comes to safety with tractors.  According to the Safe Work Australia report “Work-Related Injuries and Fatalities on Farms” vehicles were involved in 71% of farm fatalities (251 out of 356) over a period of eight years till 2011 which equated to 26% or 93 …

Farm Safety Week: Severed Arms a Common Occurrence on Farms

Reported by Zoe | 18 Jul, 2013

This week is “National Farm Safety Week” and we want to take the opportunity to look at some of the common injuries that wreck or even take lives while we encourage everyone to work safely in our rural areas. The first injury that we want to look at is people losing or almost losing arms …

National Farm Safety Week 15 – 20 July 2013

Reported by Zoe | 16 Jul, 2013

This week is National Farm Safety Week and rural safety experts are encouraging farmers to improve the way that they induct new workers – there has been 28 farming related fatalities this year across the country. The executive director of Farmsafe Queensland, Jamie Cupples, has said that it is important that new workers receive appropriate …

Rural doctors raise concern over quad bike safety

Reported by Haydee | 08 Aug, 2012

The Rural Doctors Association of Victoria (RDAV) and Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) have raised their concerns over the dangers of quad bike riding. According to RDAV representative on the Victorian Farmers Federation’s Farm Safety Committee, Dr Malcolm Anderson, over 150 deaths from quad bike accidents in Australia have been reported, with 23 deaths …

National Farm Safety Week

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jun, 2012

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is encouraging farmers and other rural workers to focus on controlling the top six health and safety risks in the farming industry. These include quad bikes, tractors, other farm vehicles, unguarded machinery, hazardous manual tasks, and animal handling and mustering which has resulted to three deaths in rural Queensland workplaces …