Tag: Farm Safety

Farmer dies in quad bike accident on Victorian sheep property

THE death of a Victorian man in a quad bike accident on a sheep farm north of Melbourne has sparked a WorkSafe investigation. The post Farmer dies in quad bike accident on Victorian sheep property appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Farmer dies in quad bike accident on Victorian sheep property

Q fever is serious so get vaccinated, warns VFF

A $100,000 campaign has been launched by the Victorian Farmers Federation to encourage livestock producers to get vaccinated for Q fever. The post Q fever is serious so get vaccinated, warns VFF appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Q fever is serious so get vaccinated, warns VFF

Have you been vaccinated for Q-fever yet?

While it rarely causes clinical disease in livestock, Q fever is an infectious disease which can cause serious illness in humans. Producers, farm workers, agents and other people exposed to cattle, sheep and goats are the most likely to be impacted. The post Have you been vaccinated for Q-fever yet? appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Have you been vaccinated for Q-fever yet?

While it rarely causes clinical disease in livestock, Q fever is an infectious disease which can cause serious illness in humans. Producers, farm workers, agents and other people exposed to cattle, sheep and goats are the most likely to be impacted. Have you been vaccinated? The post Have you been vaccinated for Q-fever yet? appeared… Read more »

Agriculture tops most dangerous jobs list

If you are working in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry, then you are working in the country’s most dangerous industry. The post Agriculture tops most dangerous jobs list appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Agriculture tops most dangerous jobs list

Rural fire mascot to help keep country kids safe

Bushy the bushfire wallaby is his name and keeping rural and remote children and their families safe from dangerous wildfires is his game. Source: ABC Livestock Rural fire mascot to help keep country kids safe

NFF welcomes ANZ ministerial agreement on quad bike safety system

A COMMITMENT to fast-track a five-star safety rating system for quad bikes from Australian and New Zealand ministers has been welcomed by the National Farmers’ Federation. The post NFF welcomes ANZ ministerial agreement on quad bike safety system appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NFF welcomes ANZ ministerial agreement on quad bike… Read more »

What are top of mind farm safety issues? GrainGrowers members have their say

As part of National Farm Safety Week, GrainGrowers asked members of its National Policy Group what they as grain growers believed were the top of mind issues for farm safety in the grains industry. The post What are top of mind farm safety issues? GrainGrowers members have their say appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

2017 National Farm Safety Week – Riverina Safety Awareness

This week in Australia we recognise 2017 National Farm Safety Week, a week promoted by Farmsafe Australia Incorporated. This is an important week in our industry as injuries sustained on farms are a real problem. We all need to be more aware of this and consider the safety concerns before action takes place. According to… Read more »

Farm Safety Week call to reverse trend in child injuries and fatalities on farms

FARMSAFE Australia is calling on farmers to reverse the trend in on-farm injuries and fatalities involving children. Children under the age of 15 years make up about 20 percent of on-farm injury fatalities and are over represented in all on-farm injuries. The post Farm Safety Week call to reverse trend in child injuries and fatalities… Read more »

It’s farm safety week

Agriculture employs less than three percent of Australia’s total workforce, but accounts for 23 percent of all workplace fatalities. Farm Safety Week is a nationwide initiative designed to highlight practical steps farmers can take to improve work health and safety on farms. The post It’s farm safety week appeared first on Grain Central. Source:… Read more »

Farm Safety Week: VFF quad safety rebate closes in on $2 million

Victorian farmers are still rushing to collect a rebate that enables them to fit operation protection devices (OPDs) to their quad bikes, as Farm Safety Week again drives home the message that a safe workplace is the foundation to creating a resilient, safe and healthy agriculture community. The post Farm Safety Week: VFF quad safety… Read more »

Inflatable vest and ATV helmets showcased at quad bike safety forum

New innovations designed to help reduce Australia’s quad bike injury and death toll were showcased at the 2017 National Quad Bike Safety Forum. The post Inflatable vest and ATV helmets showcased at quad bike safety forum appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Inflatable vest and ATV helmets showcased at quad bike safety… Read more »

‘We’re killing too many people, and it has to stop’

While other industries such as mining have dramatically lowered their workplace accident rates – proving that safety is a problem than can be fixed – agriculture’s rate of improvement lags well behind all others. The post ‘We’re killing too many people, and it has to stop’ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Agriculture safety campaign

WorkSafe Queensland are running an Agriculture safety campaign to educate people about safety concerns on farms and in agricultural based activities. “Did you know that only 3% of Queenslanders work on farms, but almost 30% of workplace deaths happen on them? Around 13 Queensland agriculture workers die each year as a result of a workplace… Read more »