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Farm safety under spotlight this week

Reported by Stephen | 19 Jul, 2017

The theme of this year’s National Farm Safety Week is ‘creating a resilient, safe and healthy ag community’.

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NSW records highest number of on-farm deaths

Reported by Stephen | 17 Jul, 2017

A report released by the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety shows the state of NSW has recorded the highest number of on-farm deaths for the first six months of 2017, with 17 fatalities.

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Farm fatalities soaring in Victoria

Reported by Stephen | 14 Jul, 2017

Victorian farmers are being urged to prioritise safety after a shocking six months in which eight people have died in workplace incidents on farms across the state.

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Pipe manufacturer fined after safety breach

Reported by Stephen | 10 Jul, 2017

A steel pipe manufacturing company in South Australia has been convicted and fined $39,000 for safety failings after a worker’s foot was run over by a forklift in October 2015.

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Cane harvesting safety urged

Reported by Stephen | 08 Jun, 2017

As cane harvesting season commences, Essential Energy is reminding cane harvesters to prioritise safety.

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New law aims to prevent construction deaths

Reported by Stephen | 26 May, 2017

New laws proposed to parliament by the Palaszczuk Government will enable the state’s building regulator to take action where there is a threat to the safety of workers on construction sites.

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NSW businesses urged to make safety promise

Reported by Stephen | 23 May, 2017

A campaign urging businesses to make a Safety Promise to help improve the health and safety of their workers has been launched by NSW Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean.