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September 2018

Taking a proactive approach to managing fatigue

Fatigue can affect safety in workplaces, particularly in heavy rural work. It is a symptom, not a condition, a feeling of tiredness with a gradual onset.

Graziers: are you and your livestock at risk from anthrax?

Anthrax is a soil-borne bacterial disease of livestock that is often fatal. Infection of livestock most commonly occurs in New South Wales and Victoria, but it has occurred in south-west Queensland, with some recent cases reported in the St George-Dirranbandi district.

Updated guide to classifying hazardous chemicals

Safe Work Australia has updated the national guide to classifying hazardous chemicals, providing clear and practical information to help businesses classify the chemicals they use.

$50,000 fine for lychee farm after picker falls from modified EWP

A lychee farming and harvesting business has been fined $50,000 after a casual fruit picker fell off an elevated plank and received back injuries requiring surgery.

Engaging employees to actively manage workplace hazards

AAM Investment Group (AAMIG) operates and manages a diverse range of agribusiness assets and investments, with millions of sheep and cattle across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Now is the time to finalise your Safe Work Month activities

Rural workplaces across the state are gearing up for Safe Work Month activities in October, with plenty of events on offer. You could even host your own event to demonstrate your commitment to safe and healthy workplaces.

New report shines a light on farm safety habits

In 2018, Safe Work Australia engaged ThinkPlace Pty Ltd for research into behavioural and cultural factors and barriers impacting on the work safety practices of farmers.

Focus on rural workplaces during Mental Health Week

Queensland Mental Health Week (6-14 October) is an annual event that aims to increase awareness and interest in positive mental health and wellbeing across the state. World Mental Health Day is held during the week on 10 October.

Is an asbestos register required for domestic dwellings on farms?

A person with management or control of a workplace must ensure that asbestos at the workplace is identified by a competent person, and that the location of asbestos is clearly indicated and recorded in a register. There must also be a written asbestos management plan if asbestos has been identified at the workplace (or is likely to be there at times).

Join us in Townsville for Farmsafe Conference 2018

Join us for Farmsafe Conference 2018, which this year features an exciting program focusing on zoonotic diseases, women in agriculture, quad bikes, and the safe use of chemicals.

Have your say on agriculture industry safety needs!

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is currently developing a new strategy to address the unique compliance challenges faced by employers and workers in the agriculture industry.

Last updated
21 January 2019

Workers' compensation comparative performance monitoring report key findings

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

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Workers' compensation comparative performance monitoring report key findings

Farmsafe Conference 2018

Register now for an exciting and interactive program of events in Townsville from 3-5 October 2018.

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Farmsafe Conference 2018