Safety

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Tractor safety
Tractors are generally quite safe to use if operated correctly and fitted with roll over protection structures (ROPS). However tractors remain the most common...
March 21, 2014
Quad bikes
Quad bikes, sometimes called four wheeler bikes are not safe for use in all terrains. These vehicles are not stable and have been involved in many injuries and...
March 21, 2014
Noise prevention
The continual use of loud machinery and equipment on farms, such as tractors, augers, firearms, chainsaws, radios and tools in the workshop increase the risk...
March 21, 2014
Manual handling
Farming is a very physical occupation and workers can injure themselves by lifting heavy loads such as chemicals, fertiliser, hay bales, calves, buckets,...
March 21, 2014
Machinery
Farm machinery is associated with approximately 11% of traumatic deaths on farms in Australia. Many of these injuries have long term disabling effects. Read...
March 21, 2014
Farming can be dangerous
Farming can be dangerous, farmers have a higher risk of experiencing a serious or fatal workplace injury and other health conditions. Some of the challenges...
March 21, 2014
Confined spaces
Confined spaces like silos, tanks, pits and other enclosed structures present a hazard to farmers and children. It’s essential to follow proper safety...
March 21, 2014
Floods – farm preparation and clean up
Floods can be devastating for farmers. They can also present a health risk for people and animals. Here are some tips to prepare. Read more...
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Chemicals – spray drift
Sprayed chemicals can drift over neighbouring properties, waterways and water tanks, this is referred to as spray drift.  Spray drift can affect human, animal...
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Chemicals – safe handling
Chemicals such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, veterinary chemicals and fuels are commonly handled on farms. These chemicals can be dangerous and need...
March 21, 2014
Bushfires and water tanks
Water tanks are common on farms; however take care before drinking water from your tank if there have been a bushfires in your area, or if your property was...
March 21, 2014
Bushfire safety
If there is risk of a bushfire in your area, be fire ready and carry out your planned and practiced bushfire survival plan. If you live in a bushfire area,...
March 21, 2014