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The Farm Safety Advisors are available to discuss issues raised in this Newsletter and other WHS issues farmers may have. Contact us at [email protected] or on 1300 794 000 (Advisor call back service).

Remote or Isolated Work
Working alone or working in a remote location increase safety risks in any job, including farming. The potential risk of any serious injury from existing hazard is increased when a worker works alone or works in remote locations, therefore additional precautions are required. In this article we discuss specific legislation regarding remote or isolated work and provide tips to mitigate risks to workers. [Read]

Safety Leadership
Leadership is important to advance and embed a WHS culture within your farming business. Leaders can be at all levels of a farm operation, including: farm owner, farm manager, overseer, stockperson or a more experienced team member. In this article we discuss how to develop and maintain a WHS culture within your farming business. [Read]

Surging Mouse Population
Farmers are on high alert as there are tell tale signs of surging mouse numbers, fearing a return of the mouse plague experienced in 2021. There are increased health and safety risks for those in contact with rodents, and other infected animals, or are exposed to water, mud, soil or vegetation that has been contaminated with infected urine. [Read]

Workers Insurance
A workers compensation policy provides cover for workers in the event of a work-related injury or illness. All employers in NSW (except exempt employers) must have a workers compensation policy. An employer is any business that employs or hires full-time, part-time or casual workers. In this article we discuss workers compensation insurance and return to work requirements. [Read]

Upcoming Events

Easy To Do WHS (For Farmers) Workshops
These workshops have been developed for primary producers to support you in understanding your legal obligations, comply with the law, create a safer, healthier and more successful business and demonstrate to your employees, contractors, visitors and family that their health and safety is important to you. Currently, there are upcoming workshops scheduled for Bathurst and Tamworth. [Read]

On Farm WHS Health Checks
This program links our Farm Safety Advisors directly with your business through one on one consultation. Our advisors work with you to analyse your existing WHS framework and provide solutions to ensure the business WHS framework is sound. [Read]

The Safer Shearing Shed Program
The NSW Farm Safety Advisory Program has joined with Australian Wool Innovations to display the benchmark standards of modern shed design, and to provide the tools and resources for growers, contractors and staff to understand and meet their WHS obligations. [Read]

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