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Read the September 2020 edition of eSAFE Rural newsletter.
The creative works of a dozen Queensland primary school students from prep through to grade 6 will appear in the 2021 Farm Safety Calendar following a competition run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
A Tara farmer has been fined $16,000 over an incident in which he and a worker received electric shocks when the grain auger they were moving contacted an overhead powerline.
A recent farm incident highlighted the importance of simple safety checks whenever working around high voltage overhead powerlines.
The requirement to make and keep records of chemical use and new minimum training requirements has been extended to all users of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals under amendments to the Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Regulation 2017.
Simple changes made after free advice from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors have helped a major farming business better target worker safety.
Hundreds of Queensland farmers are now using drone technology to make their operations safer and more efficient, with many discovering how the technology is a handy alternative to using quad bikes.
Quad bikes have long been popular vehicles for work and recreation, but they have been involved in a growing number of serious injuries and fatalities.
A new and improved Q Fever vaccine is progressing to pre-clinical trials following a $1.87 million injection from the Australian Government. A study will investigate the dose-effectiveness of the novel vaccine compared with the current vaccine before the trials.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has seen a recent increase in Q fever notifications. If you transport livestock, there may be a risk of Q fever. However, there are steps you can take to protect yourself against infection.