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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).
Fatigue is more than just feeling tired, it is a state of physical and mental exhaustion that impairs cognitive function, reaction time, and decision-making abilities. It can result from various factors, including insufficient sleep, prolonged work hours, disruptions to the body's internal clock, physical exertion, monotony and stress. In this article we offer practical tips in both recognising and managing fatigue on-farm. [Read]
Hazardous Manual Tasks
In agriculture, manual labour is often at the heart of daily operations. From lifting heavy objects, restraining animals to repetitive tasks, manual handling is a common part of farm work. However, it also comes with inherent risks. When it is not managed properly manual tasks can be hazardous and lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). [Read]
Spray Drift
The movement of chemicals into non-target areas can impact both farm workers and local communities via inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion of contaminated food or water. The health effects of pesticide exposure can vary depending on factors such as the type of pesticide, and the level and duration of exposure, and individual susceptibility. In this article we offer practical tips and tools to assist you in minimising off target spray drift. [Read]
Incident Notification
Ensuring safety on farms is paramount, however incidents can still happen despite best efforts. When faced with a safety incident on the farm, it is essential to act swiftly and decisively to ensure the well-being of all involved. This article outlines what farmers need to be aware of to navigate through such challenging situations. [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. Email us to register your interest. A Farm Safety Advisor will subsequently be in touch to organise a suitable time.
Upcoming Workshops
Easy To Do WHS (For Farmers)
These workshops have been developed for primary producers to support you in understanding your legal obligations, and to create a safer, healthier and more successful business whilst demonstrating to your employees, contractors, visitors and family that their health and safety is important to you.
Register by clicking the links:
11 April 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
1 May 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
17 June 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Effective Worker Induction
We provide guidance on developing your own worker induction program including an introduction to work health and safety, roles and responsibilities, hazard and risk management, emergency procedures, safe work practices, reporting and incident management, health and wellbeing, and legal obligations.
Register by clicking the links:
15 April 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
7 May 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
20 June 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Emergency Planning
During this workshop we discuss what a business should have in place to reduce the impact of an emergency on our people, livestock crops and infrastructure before they happen. By the end of the workshop you will have the basis of an emergency plan for several potential events that can impact your business. 
Register by clicking the links:
24 June 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Harvest Ready for Horticulture
This webinar explores various aspects of work health and safety during harvest, including employer obligations and industry trends. We'll provide guidance to enhance operational safety, address common challenges, and share industry best practice. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the field, this webinar will provide valuable insights.
Register by clicking the links:
9 April 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)

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NSW Farmers' Association
L4 154 Pacific Hwy St Leonards
1300 794 000 | [email protected]