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Read the September 2020 edition of eSAFE Rural newsletter.
Since the introduction of mandatory rollover protective structures on tractors in Australia in 1982, there has been a 72 per cent reduction in fatalities from tractor rollovers. However, tractors continue to be one of the most common causes of death and injuries on farms.
With widespread heavy falls across the state this summer, rural workers face challenges their city counterparts rarely experience. A few simple precautions can pay big dividends in the event of flooding.
All agribusinesses in Queensland hiring seasonal workers must have a workplace health management plan. This is to keep you and your staff safe from COVID-19 risks and to continue operating if someone tests positive for the virus.
The Australian Government’s Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) and Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) initiatives recommenced in Queensland last November when 151 workers arrived from Tonga to support agribusinesses across the state.
The importance of correct procedures when servicing and maintaining rural plant has been highlighted by a recent court case over the death of a North Queensland cane harvester.
If you work closely with animals, especially cattle, sheep, goats or kangaroos, you can protect yourself and your workers with a Q fever vaccination.
Quad bike incidents caused nine deaths in Queensland last year and 23 in Australia. Roll overs were blamed for nearly half of them.
All businesses in Queensland should have a work health and safety plan that outlines how they are managing COVID-19 risks, as well as responding to any relevant directives issued by Queensland Health.
The positive effects of regular exercise on health and wellbeing are well known. Being physically active not only reduces the risk of some chronic diseases but is also known to help prevent depression, reduce emotional stress and improve quality of life.