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May 2018

Students to shine light on farm safety with calendar competition

Education and Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has launched the 2019 farm safety calendar competition as part of Governing from Mackay this week, with students from Eton State School.

Citrus grower cuts compensation costs with safety focus

Citrus grower Glen Grove Orchards has seen a 30 per cent drop in its workers' compensation costs and a 60 per cent reduction in new claims per year after working hand in hand with the State Government's Injury Prevention and Management Program.

Rural Minds targeting mental health in rural communities

A rural health program targeting mental health is reducing stigma attached to illness and helping communities work together to become more resilient.

Aerial mustering needs a culture change

The aerial cattle mustering industry has the highest accident rate of any sector in the Australian aviation community and has been warned it must improve its leadership and culture to avoid future unnecessary tragedies.

Fall from heights on farm leads to $20,000 fine

A pineapple farm operator carrying out repairs post cyclone Marcia has been fined $20,000 after a worker fell more than 3m onto a concrete floor from an unrestrained timber pineapple crate being used at height as an elevated work platform.

Agriculture innovators urged to enter the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Queenslanders working in agriculture are urged to enter the 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards and continue the industry's proud record of sharing in the major spoils in recent years.

Tractor fatality highlights safeguards needed on the farm

Tractors are essential around the farm, but a recent tragedy in Queensland highlights how dangerous they can be if safety equipment is not fitted.

Flu season precautions for rural workers

With the start of the influenza season, now is the time to get workplaces prepared - and that means in the country as well as the city.

Strong start for Queensland's new labour hire scheme

Queensland Government’s new labour hire scheme is off to a flying start, with more than 1,300 applications received in its first month of operation.

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29 May 2018

Workers' compensation comparative performance monitoring report key findings

Safe Work Australia report confirms agriculture industry has highest workers' compensation premium rate.


Workers' compensation comparative performance monitoring report key findings

SIA Visions Conference 2018

5-7 September 2018, Mantra Southport, Gold Coast


SIA Visions Conference 2018