Articles and case studies
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
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
Did you know that only 3% of Queenslanders work on farms, but almost 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
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
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
Workplaces in the construction, manufacturing, transport and agriculture industries will be the focus of a year-long statewide audit campaign starting in July 2016 targeting traffic management. Read more about Onsite traffic management and pedestrian safety
Articles from the eSafe Rural May 2016 edition, including: Backpacker working conditions, Working with hydraulics, Painting power poles to improve visibility and avoid vehicle collisions, new guidelines for managing machinery risks, and more. Read more about eSafe Rural - May 2016
Queensland has the highest rate of quad bike deaths and hospital admissions in Australia, with 69 deaths in the past 15 years. The Statewide Plan for Improving Quad Bike Safety in Queensland 2016 – 2019 will reduce deaths and injuries. Read more about Statewide Plan for Improving Quad bike Safety in Queensland 2016 – 2019.
Almost 90 per cent of Bundaberg employers in the agriculture and retail sectors are supporting their workers with the right level of workers’ compensation insurance, a recent WorkCover Queensland compliance awareness roadshow has found. Read more about Bundaberg businesses are looking after their workers
- Last updated
- 15 September 2015
Farm safety calendar competition
Show off your drawing skills and learn more about farm safety! Find out how to enter, and win some great prizes!