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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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