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May 2016

Bundaberg grower forum looks at backpacker working conditions

Working conditions and safety issues faced by backpackers and seasonal horticulture workers were addressed recently at an industry forum attended by growers, horticultural industry leaders and a host of government agencies in Bundaberg.

Gold Coast veterinarian placed on good behaviour bond over Hendra incident

A Gold Coast veterinarian was recently placed on a two-year good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to failing to meet work health and safety standards while drawing a blood sample from a horse suspected of having Hendra virus.

Working with hydraulics

Do you work with or on machinery that has hydraulic systems fitted? When you change hydraulic system attachments, do you need to get into locations where you are at risk of being crushed? If so, do you know how to control that risk?

Use the right disc on your angle grinder

Earlier this year, a Queensland worker was killed when the disc of a 9” (230 mm) angle grinder exploded and hit him in the chest. This is a terrible reminder of the need to follow safety rules when using an angle grinder.

Get in early for the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Rural businesses have been urged to keep the industry at the forefront of safety and enter their work health and safety solutions into this year's Safe Work and Return to Work awards.

Painting power poles to improve visibility and avoid vehicle collisions

In the last 12 months in Queensland, 64 of 577 serious electrical incidents happened on farms. Four of those led to hospitalisations for burns and two were fatal.

Overhead power lines – look up and live

Contact with powerlines can cause death or serious injury through electric shock, explosion and fire. Plant and equipment can also be damaged. Even going too close to powerlines can lead to electricity arcing over from a powerline to a person or their equipment, causing severe burns.

Healthy lifestyle support for rural and remote Queenslanders

People who live in rural and remote areas have a higher prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, with limited access to affordable healthy food and recreation facilities, plus lower levels of screening and access to health care contributing.

New guidance for managing machinery risks and labelling of agricultural and veterinary chemicals

Safe Work Australia has published two new information guides for the agriculture industry.

Last updated
27 September 2017

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