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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).
Overhead Powerlines
When it comes to the potential dangers of working around powerlines and other electricity network infrastructure, there are some key safety tips to keep in mind to help keep you and your workers safe. In this article we discuss the importance of planning your farm activities to prevent contact with overhead powerlines. [Read]
Leptospirosis is most common in Queensland and north-eastern NSW. Outbreaks are more common in wet seasons following periods of heavy rain or cyclones and are usually associated with flood water contaminated with the urine from infected animals. Rainfall runoff and flood waters can also spread the bacteria to previously uninfected properties. Leptospirosis presents a significant hazard to farmers. In this article we discuss Leptospirosis risks, symptoms and prevention. [Read]
Quad Bikes and Side-By-Side Vehicles
There is a growing concern world-wide over the number of deaths and serious injuries associated with use of quads in agriculture and for recreation. In Australia, information from the National Coroners Information System indicates there has been over 220 deaths between 2001-2015, with an average of 15 deaths each year. In this article we discuss Quad Bike and Side By Side Vehicle Safety. [Read]
Cattle Handling
Cattle are large, powerful and often unpredictable. Use the following steps to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, workers and other people are not exposed to health and safety risks whilst handling cattle. [Read]
Upcoming Events
Here is a list of the upcoming Farm Safety Advisory Program Events in which we look forward to meeting you. [Read]

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