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Read the May 2021 edition of eSAFE Rural newsletter.
In Queensland, agriculture, forestry and fishing workers had the highest fatality rate at 18.4 per 100,000 workers according to the latest Work-Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report published by Safe Work Australia.
A North Queensland produce company was recently fined $150,000 in the Bowen Magistrates Court over the death of a 37-year-old worker who was crushed when he dismounted from a moving tractor.
The mice plagues in the Darling Downs, Southern Downs and other parts of Queensland and New South Wales, coupled with a steep rise in leptospirosis cases, has prompted a warning about the disease and its link to rodents.
While it’s not an issue for much of Queensland, many parts of the state’s south drop below freezing in winter. This means that, just as for hot weather, environmental conditions and the health and safety of workers must be monitored when their work involves prolonged or repeated exposure to cold conditions.
With the horticulture industry in Queensland suffering from a lack of workers, the State Government is moving to allow workers to come from the Pacific Islands to address the shortage.
The Australian veterinarian-led research project, Horses as sentinels, has identified a new variant of the deadly Hendra virus.
Ashley Rieck passionately drives new work health and safety initiatives. His 'Greenshoots' program for young workers helped him win the best individual contribution to work health and safety category in the 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.
A new film launched by Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office this month addresses overhead powerline risks on rural worksites and what can happen if you get too close to them.
Queensland’s Australian-first labour hire licensing scheme now has licensed more than 3350 labour hire providers as it celebrates its third year of operation.
A recent incident where workers fell ill after exposure to residual herbicide highlights the potential dangers that exist with reusable chemical containers – known as intermediate bulk containers .
Queensland primary school students - draw and colour a picture to remind Queenslanders to work and play safely on farms. Entries close on Friday 25 June – 12 winners receive $250 and $500 for their school.