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NSW Farm Safety Advisory Program
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).
Across NSW many crop producers are currently spraying fallows and many graziers are cleaning pastures with various herbicides including paraquat. Whilst paraquat is relatively cheap, easy to acquire and effective, it presents some significant health hazards and risks. In this article we discuss correct storage and safety to prevent paraquat poisoning.
Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries to work in due to the combination of hazards. These include plant, chemicals, noise, dust, sun exposure, vehicles, working with animals as well as the fact that many in the industry work alone or in remote locations. Thus, it is vital that all farm businesses induct all workers (including contractors) and visitors onto their farms effectively.
As with all new technology, its potential is coupled with risks. Farm businesses that have adopted or are considering adopting drone technology into their farm operation should be aware of and comply with the applicable rules and regulation. In this article we discuss the knowledge and skills required to operate a drone on farm safely.
Farmers who are considering to complement their farming operation with an agritourism venture are reminded to take into account the work health and safety (WHS) impacts of the new business activity and implement appropriate mitigation measures as part of the business planning process. In this article we discuss WHS matters that are likely to be relevant for agritourism operators.
Easy To Do WHS (For Farmers) Workshops
These workshops have been developed for primary producers in which will help you: understand your legal obligations and 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.
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.
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To contact a Farm Safety Advisor for free advisory service:
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phone: 1300 794 000 (Advisor call back service)
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NSW Farmers' Association
L4 154 Pacific Hwy St Leonards
1300 794 000 |
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