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eSafe Rural

eSAFE Rural - May 2020

In this edition: Farm safety calendar has lessons for all; Working safely with pesticides; Seasonal workers and harvest season; COVID-19 horticulture guide; Fencing contractor fined $25,000; Health and wellbeing tips for challenging working times; Read more about eSAFE Rural - May 2020

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Seasonal workers health management plans

If you employ seasonal workers you need a health management plan to control COVID-19 associated risks. There’s a template and checklist to follow. Read more about Seasonal workers health management plans

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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


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

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eSAFE Rural - January 2020

In this edition: Bushfire damage and asbestos; Unlicensed labour hire provider in Emerald fined $60,000; Agri-workers reap benefit of award-winning safety campaigns; Review into 2,4-D recommends handling changes; Case study: A team approach to the welfare of all workers; Get in early and book your free Safety Advocate visit for 2020; Electrical Safety Codes of Practice amendments. Read more about eSAFE Rural - January 2020

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eSafe Rural - September 2019

In this edition: Young Queenslanders highlight farm safety messages, Labour hire laws go from strength to strength, Q fever risk increases as drought continues, National survey finds Queensland has highest on-farm deaths and injuries, Serious injuries from sugarcane fire lead to $35,000 fine, Focus on worker mental health and much more. Read more about eSafe Rural - September 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

Last updated
21 November 2018