Health, wellbeing & safety

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Anthrax
Anthrax is a bacterial disease that targets sheep, cattle and other hoofed herbivores (grass eating animals) like goats and horses. Read more...
March 21, 2014
Sheep and shearing
Sheep and shearing can create many hazards for farm workers. Careful planning of working areas can avoid many mishaps. Read more...
March 21, 2014
Children and animals
Children get great enjoyment from farm life and naturally gravitate towards animals. However, animals can cause injuries and children need to be taught the...
March 21, 2014
Animal handling
Animals are unpredictable, especially during the mating season. Cattle, pigs, horses and sheep should be treated with caution at all times. Keep a fence or...
March 21, 2014
Anger
Anger is an emotion that we all experience. However, this powerful emotion can be destructive and lead to violence if it isn’t controlled. Read more...
March 20, 2014
Wood fires and breathing problems
Wood fire smoke can pollute the air with carbon monoxide – an invisible, odourless and tasteless gas that, once ingested, can cause confusion, headaches,...
March 20, 2014
Farmer’s lung or Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Farmer’s lung is a serious respiratory condition also known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It affects people whose immune system is sensitive to fungal...
March 20, 2014
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory illness is a major cause of death in Australia and is more common in farming communities. Read...
March 20, 2014
Asthma
Asthma is a lung condition which causes the air passages (bronchi) of the lungs to become inflamed and narrow, making it hard to breathe. Read more...
March 20, 2014
Aspergillosis
Asperigillosis is an infection or allergic reaction caused by the Aspergillus fungus which commonly grows on rotting vegetation. Read more...
March 20, 2014
Farmer's fever - Organic Toxic Dust Syndrome (ODTS)
Farmer's fever, also called organic dust toxic syndrome (ODTS), is caused by breathing in dust which contains moulds from spoiled plant materials. Read more...
March 20, 2014
Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common chronic (ongoing) conditions in Australia. Farming men, women and agricultural workers who live rural are at...
March 20, 2014