Tag: Farm Safety

Recall notice issued for Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 side-by-sides

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a recall for Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 side by side vehicles produced between 2016 and 2018, citing a potential fire hazard. The post Recall notice issued for Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 side-by-sides appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Recall notice issued for Polaris Ranger… Read more »

Protecting lives first and foremost in harvest preparations + VIDEO

The safety of staff, family, neighbours and the local community is the overriding consideration of grain grower Ben Wundersitz as he prepares for harvest each year. The post Protecting lives first and foremost in harvest preparations + VIDEO appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Protecting lives first and foremost in harvest preparations… Read more »

Industry fears quad bike changes could be dangerous

ATV manufacturers, dealers and farmers are uniting to fight proposed engineering changes to quad bikes, fearing they could do more harm than good. The post Industry fears quad bike changes could be dangerous appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Industry fears quad bike changes could be dangerous

Farmers’ workplace injury needs are being ignored, Victorian study finds

FARMERS should have access to tailored rehabilitation programs after serious workplace injuries, a first-of-its-kind study from Deakin University which has found their unique needs are being ignored. The post Farmers’ workplace injury needs are being ignored, Victorian study finds appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Farmers’ workplace injury needs are being ignored,… Read more »

Workshop tragedy sparks warning about cutting or welding drums

The death of a worker in Queensland last month is a sobering reminder of the dangers involved in cutting or welding drums, a common practice on farms to create storage, feed or water troughs, or as it gets colder, ready-made fire pits The post Workshop tragedy sparks warning about cutting or welding drums appeared first… Read more »

Recruitment: Online safety course launched for livestock producers

Safety induction is an important part of any recruitment and embedding process for new staff in the beef industry, and that activity has now been simplified through a new online safety induction program created specifically for livestock producers. The post Recruitment: Online safety course launched for livestock producers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

ACCC moves to reset the bar for quad bike safety

The ACCC has proposed major changes to improve the safety of quad bikes, including the introduction of a safety rating system, crush protection devices and mandatory minimum performance standards. The post ACCC moves to reset the bar for quad bike safety appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central ACCC moves to reset the… Read more »

The ACCC wants views on a mandatory safety standard for quad bikes

A MANDATORY safety standard for quad bikes was the best option to save lives and make the vehicles safer for everyone, according to the Australia’s consumer watchdog. The post The ACCC wants views on a mandatory safety standard for quad bikes appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central The ACCC wants views on… Read more »

Rural deaths underline perils of working in confined spaces

Just over one year ago, three members of a NSW farming family died while cleaning an empty water tank on a property near Gunning in Southern NSW. In January 2018, two brothers in a haulage business in North Queensland were found dead in the bottom of a fibreglass tank used to cart dunder and molasses… Read more »

Rural deaths underline perils of confined spaces

Just over one year ago, three members of a NSW farming family died while cleaning an empty water tank on a property near Gunning in Southern NSW. In January 2018, two brothers in a haulage business in North Queensland were found dead in the bottom of a fibreglass tank used to cart dunder and molasses… Read more »

Is improving quad bike safety a design or rider behaviour issue?

An ACCC inquiry is looking at whether Australia should mandate specific safety design requirements for quad bikes, and the public has had a say through more than 50 submissions so far. The post Is improving quad bike safety a design or rider behaviour issue? appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Is improving… Read more »

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 »