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September 2019

Young Queenslanders highlight farm safety messages

The works of a dozen talented Queensland primary school students will once again showcase important farm safety messages in a colourful calendar that’s become a must-have household favourite.

Labour hire laws go from strength to strength

Queensland Parliament has heard how the state’s labour hire licensing laws are being welcomed across the state, with more than 3,100 licences granted to labour hire providers in the first 15 months of the new scheme.

Q fever risk increases as drought continues

People living and working in rural areas are being warned to take steps to guard against Q fever as drought conditions persist and dust and high winds increase the risk of the disease spreading.

National survey finds Queensland has highest on-farm deaths and injuries

Queensland had more non-fatal injuries in rural workplaces than the rest of Australia combined according to a new survey of deaths and injuries for the first six months of 2019.

Serious injuries from sugarcane fire lead to $35,000 fine

A sugar cane harvester operating in the Burdekin district has been fined $35,000 after a cane burning incident left a worker with serious burns requiring multiple skin grafts.

Focus on worker mental health

As the drought continues unabated across many parts of rural Queensland, agriculture workers have been urged to keep an eye on their mates and watch for signs that the pressure is becoming too much.

Get involved with Safe Work Month

There’s still time to get those last-minute plans happening and join other rural workplaces across the state in celebrating Safe Work Month. Hosting your own event will demonstrate your commitment to safe and healthy workplaces.

Better health means better business outcomes on the land

Australian farmers are getting older, now averaging 56 years, and chronic disease and musculoskeletal injuries are more common.

Spotlight on health and safety representatives

Health and safety representatives (HSRs) have an important role to represent the interests of a work group in maintaining a healthy and safe work environment.

Bundaberg agriculture safety forum

Canegrowers will host a Bundaberg forum focused on improving agriculture industry safety in the Wide Bay Burnett Region on Thursday 24 October.

Last updated
26 September 2019

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