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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).
Chem Clear and Drum Muster
Chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers and veterinary chemicals are used commonly on farms. While each has a function on the farm, different chemicals can be dangerous to humans, the environment and animals if they are not handled, stored and disposed of with care in line with manufacturers’ instructions. This article serves as a reminder of the rules and resources that apply for safe disposal of AgVet chemicals. [Read]
Staying Hydrated
In hot weather, our body needs an adequate supply of fluids to regulate its temperature and prevent heat-related illnesses. Staying hydrated on a farm is crucial for maintaining  good health and ensuring you can perform your tasks efficiently. It is not just about drinking water but also adopting a holistic approach to maintain the body's fluid balance. Here are some tips to help stay hydrated on the farm. [Read]
Emotionally Intelligent WHS Leadership 
Emotionally intelligent Work Health and Safety (WHS) leadership involves applying the principles of emotional intelligence to effectively manage farm work health and safety practices. An emotional intelligent leader acknowledges that people's emotional experiences are central to their perception of safety, and by addressing these emotions, leaders can create a strong and enduring safety culture. Here's how emotionally intelligent WHS leadership can be implemented. [Read]
Farm Traffic Management
Farm businesses have a responsibility to ensure that where a powered mobile plant is used at a workplace, it doesn’t collide with people or other powered mobile plant. The best way to do this is to have a traffic management plan and procedure which separates people from powered mobile plant areas. Where it is not reasonably practicable to do so, other risk control measures should be considered and implemented to minimise the risk of a collision. [Read]
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:
19th September - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
26th September @ Goulburn Soldiers Club (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
16th October - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
17th October @ Armidale Ex Services Club (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
17th November @ Club Mudgee (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
22nd November - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
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.
Register by clicking the links:
1st to 30th September - Southern Tablelands
1st to 31st October - Northern Tablelands
1st to 30th November - Central Tablelands
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.
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27th September -  Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
23rd October - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
23rd November - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Harvest Ready
With harvesting commencing, this workshop will keep you up to date and prepared. With speakers from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, SafeWork NSW, and Essential Energy we will discuss how changes to regulations effect your business along with how to reduce the potential for accidents.
Register by clicking the links:
28th September - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
4th October - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
24th October @ Young Services Club (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
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.
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18th October - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Preventing Off-Target Spray Drift
NSW Farmers is hosting a free webinar with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC). Don’t miss this opportunity to engage directly with experts from the NSW EPA and GRDC to learn more about how to minimise costly off-target crop damage from spray drift. 
Register by clicking the links:
11th September - Online Via Zoom (6.00pm to 7.00pm)

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