Articles and case studies


Animal carcass disposal after floods

Floods can cause large numbers of livestock deaths. Handling and disposing of animal carcasses can expose workers to the risk of infection. Safe work practices including hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE) can help protect workers and others from infection when disposing of animal carcasses. Read more about Animal carcass disposal after floods

eSafe Rural

eSafe Rural - January 2019

In this edition: Multiple fines a warning for agriculture industry to put safety first, Dairy farm audits find nearly half have no safety policy in place, Queensland Health warns North Queenslanders of bat risk, Growers urged to check labour hire licence credentials, Case study: Thornby Premium Lamb targeting worker wellbeing, Hendra virus risk management guidance published, and more. Read more about eSafe Rural - January 2019

Ride ready thumb

Ride ready - quad bike safety campaign

More than 70 Queenslanders have been killed using quad bikes since 2001. The Ride ready campaign aims to reduce deaths and injuries.

The Ride ready campaign includes advertising, quad bike safety films, resources and a rider challenge. Read more about Ride ready - quad bike safety campaign

eSafe Rural

eSafe Rural - September 2018

In this edition: Taking a proactive approach to manage fatigue; Graziers: are you and your livestock at risk from anthrax; Updated guide to classifying hazardous chemicals; $50,000 fine for lychee farm after picker falls from modified EWP; Engaging employees to actively manage workplace hazards; Now is the time to finalise your Safe Work Month activities; and much more. Read more about eSafe Rural - September 2018

Agriculture campaign site

Agriculture safety campaign

Did you know that only 3% of Queenslanders work on farms, but more than 30% of workplace deaths happen on them? Around 13 Queensland agriculture workers die each year as a result of a workplace incident and 1700 are injured – affecting one in every 25 agriculture workers. Read more about Agriculture safety campaign

eSafe Rural

eSafe Rural - May 2018

In this edition: Students to shine light on farm safety with calendar competition; Citrus grower cuts compensation costs with safety focus; Rural Minds targeting mental health in rural communities; Aerial mustering needs a culture change; Fall from heights on farm leads to $20,000 fine; and much more. Read more about eSafe Rural - May 2018

eSafe Rural

eSafe Rural - January 2018

In this edition: New Safety Advocates join the campaign for quad bike safety; Workplace fatalities bring confined spaces warning; Authorities warn against handling bats as Lyssavirus concerns rise; New industrial manslaughter laws in Queensland; Farm safety report card reveals rise in farm work deaths in 2017; and much more. Read more about eSafe Rural - January 2018

eSafe Rural

eSafe Rural - September 2017

In this edition: Rural workplaces up for accolades in Safe Work and Return to Work Award; Transporting and working with cattle safely: transporters, manufacturers and graziers working together; Rural producers benefit from drone technology; Fines for no seatbelts in tractor rollover; Submersible water pump safety warning; and much more. Read more about eSafe Rural - September 2017

School farm safety calendar

Farm safety calendar competition

Primary school children are encouraged to draw and colour a picture to illustrate one of four farm safety topics as part of the school farm safety calendar competition. Winning entries receive a $250 voucher and $500 for their school. Read more about Farm safety calendar competition

Look Up and Live

Look Up and Live

Supervisors and workers should assess the risks of working near overhead powerlines or underground electric lines before work commences. Read more about Look Up and Live

Last updated
21 November 2018