eSafe Rural - May 2015
Workplace health and wellbeing programs that help to improve or maintain the physical and emotional health of workers are proving a hit in Australia. They can lead to less injuries, absenteeism and workers' compensation claims as more workers understand the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices. This frequently in turn gives a boost to worker morale and productivity.
Agricultural workplaces have been urged to take special care when getting work done on the roof or in ceiling spaces after a recent incident highlighted the dangers that can be caused by rat or mice infestations.
As the number of quad bikes in Australia continues to rise, the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) study is investigating for the first time the burden of injury associated with their use in Queensland.
The University of New England is trialling a new quad bike roll-over alarm that could prove to be a life saver for rural workers.
Any industry that uses heavy vehicles faces the risk of workers being injured while fitting tyres. Problems frequently arise during work involving industrial type split rims, as used on earth moving machinery, trucks, forklifts and rural use vehicles, with both bolt together and lock ring type rims.
The Beef Industry Safety Advisory Group (BISAG) is comprised of Queensland beef producers who are working with WHSQ to promote safer workplaces for the industry.
Coronial inquiries into the deaths of three Victorian workers who were electrocuted after their vehicles struck overhead powerlines have found that at-risk workers are provided with little site-specific information about this hazard.
WHSQ will launch a new initiative in June to improve the farm safety awareness of school students in rural areas - the Farm safety calendar competition.
Winter is a perfect time in Queensland to promote a 10,000 Steps physical activity challenge.
- Last updated
- 21 November 2018