Health, wellbeing & safety

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Skin cancer – risks and early signs
Farming men and women and agricultural workers spend a lot of time working outdoors. Without appropriate protection they can be increasing their risk of skin...
March 21, 2017
Sunburn
Sunburn is when your skin is burned by radiation from the sun. Sunburn can cause permanent skin damage. By the time signs and symptoms of sunburn appear, skin...
March 20, 2017
Trauma – supporting others
Trauma will affect everyone differently. There is no 'right' way to react to trauma. Some people react emotionally, others might throw themselves into work or...
March 20, 2017
Trauma – reaction and recovery
Traumatic events can be either physical or mental, ranging from farm accidents and car accidents through to bushfires, floods, a death of someone close to you...
March 20, 2017
Skin cancer prevention
Farmers and agricultural workers have a high risk of skin cancer because they usually work outdoors. Protect yourself from the sun and reduce your risk of skin...
March 20, 2017
Heat stress and heat stroke
Heat stress is one of the biggest health risks associated with heat waves. There are three stages of heat stress: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke....
March 20, 2017
Stress and your health
Stress can affect many body functions. A little stress can keep you on our toes and help you get things done, but when stress is persistent and leaves you...
March 20, 2017
Stress and farming – coping tips
Living and working in rural Australia can be very rewarding. However, farming can also be stressful. There are the everyday issues of family life, balancing...
March 20, 2017
Sleep problems - insomnia
Insomnia is when you have difficulty falling asleep, or getting back to sleep if you wake in the night. Most people at some stage in their lives have...
March 20, 2017
Fatigue
Fatigue can lead to serious risks for farmers. Fatigue can have both physical and mental causes and can be described as a feeling of constant tiredness or...
March 20, 2017
Scabies
Scabies is caused by small mites (Sarcoptes scabiei) that penetrate into the skin. These mites are too small to see, but cause the skin to become very itchy...
March 20, 2017
Dermatitis (eczema)
Dermatitis (also called eczema) is a skin condition which is common among farmers. This type of dermatitis can be referred to as occupational contact...
March 20, 2017