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Take A Second Newsletter
The Farm Safety Advisors are available to discuss issues raised in this Newsletter and other WHS issues farmers may have. Contact us at
or on 1300 794 000 (Advisor call back service).
Q Fever is an infection caused by a type of bacteria, which usually spreads to people from animals or their infected surroundings. For most people, it’s a mild infection similar to the flu and can be treated easily, however for a few people, it can lead to serious health issues such as pneumonia
and hepatitis. In this article we discuss symptoms, cause, transmission, diagnosis and prevention, as well as your legal obligations in managing Q Fever on your farm.
Hazardous Chemical Register
A hazardous chemicals register is a list of hazardous chemicals at your workplace, accompanied by the current safety data sheet (SDS) for each of those chemicals. A hazardous chemicals register is required under the Work Health and Safety Regulation to be prepared and kept up-to-date so that people can easily find information about chemicals stored, handled or used at the workplace. In this article we discuss your obligations in maintaining an on farm up-to-date Hazardous Chemical Register.
Child Safety On Farms
Around 10 children are fatally injured on Australian farms each year and 500 are hospitalised for on-farm injury. In fact, the under-16 age group is one of the most vulnerable to work-related farm accidents in NSW. Children visiting farms account for more than 20 per cent of all child deaths on farms. In this article we discuss Child Safety On Farms and what you can do to protect our most vulnerable and valuable.
While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. Farmers are inherently exposed to ups and downs and depression is common within our farming communities. In this article we discuss signs and symptoms of depression, and provide links to practical resources to help you to manage wellbeing on farm.
Here is a list of the upcoming Farm Safety Advisory Program Events in which we look forward to meeting you. If you would like to meet with us on-farm please contact us to make a booking.
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To contact a Farm Safety Advisor for free advisory service:
email us at
phone: 1300 794 000 (Advisor call back service)
Our mailing address is:
NSW Farmers' Association
L4 154 Pacific Hwy St Leonards
1300 794 000 |
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