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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).

Livestock Handling
Livestock management activities such mustering, drafting, administering health and other husbandry operations expose farmers to risk of serious injuries and fatalities. In this article we discuss these hazards and risks, and suggest measures to minimise harm to managers, employees, contractors and visitors. [Read]

At Risk Workers
To fulfil workforce needs, farming businesses recruit from wide ranging sources, including university students, grey nomads, international workers and labour hire workers. Some workers are considered to be at higher risk due to a range of factors (e.g. language barrier, inexperience etc) and therefore require extra support and consideration to stay healthy and safe. [Read]

Older Farmers
The natural effects of growing older such as loss of muscle strength and agility, slower reaction, diminished eyesight and hearing and impaired balance make jobs that could once be easily done much harder for older farmers and more likely to result in injury. Safety of older workers is an important matter for farm businesses considering the average age of farmers is 58. [Read]

The following NSW local government areas (LGAs) have been recently identified by the Department of Customer Service as potential areas of concern for mosquito-borne diseases: Albury, Berrigan, Bland, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Griffith, Hay, Junee, Leeton, Lockhart, Murray, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Snowy Valleys, Temora and Wagga Wagga. In this article we discuss strategies to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites. [Read]

Farm Visitors
As we are approaching Easter school holidays, it is timely to provide a reminder of the on farm risks to visitors and in particular children. Farms are exciting places for visitors and children, especially for those who reside in urban environments. In this article we discuss practical strategies to help protect your visitors from the numerous hazards and risks found on your farm. [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 Goulburn, Wagga, 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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