Take a Second - May 2022

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).
Purchasing an Auger
An auger can be a useful piece of equipment, but if not used safely it can cause fatal or horrific injuries. In this article we discuss the steps can be taken at the time of purchase to ensure the risk of injury is significantly reduced. [Read]
Safe Shearing Sheds
The shearing industry is one of the most physically demanding occupations. As an industry we need to do as much as is possible to reduce the risk of injuries and accidents occurring in shearing sheds as well as provide the best working conditions possible. In this article we discuss SafeSheds, The Shearing Shed Safety Program. [Read]
Chemical Poisoning
Chemicals on the farm can be dangerous. Common agricultural chemicals (agrichemicals) include fuels, solvents, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilisers and veterinary chemicals. In this article we discuss the importance of taking care when storing, transporting, using and disposing of chemicals to ensure your own safety; their neighbours’ safety and that of the environment. [Read]
Chemical Storage
Hazardous chemicals must be transported and stored carefully, according to specific instructions for different substances. Businesses selling hazardous chemicals will provide guidance to the purchaser to help them meet the appropriate transport requirements necessary to load and transport the chemicals legally, safely and securely back to the workplace. In this article we discuss the requirements of farm chemical storage facilities. [Read]
Women in Agriculture – Lunch and Learn
Women in Agriculture are invited to join SafeWork NSW and Essential Energy for free Lunch and Learn events during June and July 2022.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with your industry, learn how to navigate and respond to electrical hazards as well as work around farm vehicles and machinery.

Locations include Buronga, Temora, Finley, Goulburn, Griffith, Tumut, Narrabri, Tamworth, Forbes, Dubbo, Nyngan, Cooma, Moruya, Casino, Gloucester, Gunnedah, Inverell, Armidale, Walgett, Moree and a SafeWork only event in Moss Vale.

By attending the event, you may be eligible to apply for a small business rebate (up to $1,000), a quad bike safety rebate (up to $2,000) and the Essential Energy aerial marker installation program (conditions apply).  

To register: [click here]
Upcoming Farm Safety Advisory Program 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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