Safety

Mosquito-borne diseases
Mosquitoes can carry many different diseases that can be passed on to humans through a mosquito bite. In Australia, these include...
November 3, 2022
Farmer Needlestick Injuries - Risk & Recommended Treatment
Had an injury? Every year, across Australia, farmers and agricultural workers experience preventable needlestick injuries with 80% of livestock farmers...
December 19, 2017
Farm safety – harvest health
As harvest approaches, it’s crucial that all machinery is checked to ensure a smooth and timely harvest. But simply mending the header and servicing the...
October 2, 2017
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
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
Locust sprays – advice for farmer & health workers
Use of chemicals for the management of Australian plague Locust can present risks to farmers. Prior to using any pesticide, check the relevant labels, any...
June 23, 2015
Tinea
Tinea is a highly-contagious fungal skin infection that affects the feet (athletes foot), groin (jock itch), scalp, skin underneath the breasts, fingernails...
August 1, 2014
Farmers footwear
As farmers you spend a majority of your life on your feet so it’s important that we do what we can to look after them. The best way that you can take care of...
August 1, 2014
Falls prevention on farms
Falls are one of the most common causes of death and injury on farms, especially among older farmers. Falls are common from horses, motorbikes, farm machinery,...
March 21, 2014
Child safety on farms
Children who live on farms are more likely to be injured or killed on the farm than their parents or other farm workers. Around 20 children under the age of 15...
March 21, 2014
Water – make it safe to drink
Drinking water from rain tanks, bores and even dams is great when you know the water is safe. However, sometimes prolonged dry periods, contamination from...
March 21, 2014
Water tanks and dams – safety tips
Water tanks, dams and channels on farms are an essential source of water for drinking, livestock and irrigation needs. However they can pose serious risks....
March 21, 2014