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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).
Celebrate Safely
With the festive season before us, many farming businesses will celebrate both, the end of a challenging year, as well as the welcoming of the opportunities of a brand new year. It is important to keep these celebrations safe and respectful for all involved. Poor management or misbehaviour at a Christmas party could potentially lead to physical injuries, psychological injuries, discrimination and/or sexual harassment claims. In this article, we discuss some tips on celebrating safely. [Read]
1080 Pesticide
Large numbers of pest animals in the landscape can impact profitability and even viability of farming, damage the environment and lead to extinction of native animals and plants. Baiting with pesticides can be the most effective option for reducing large pest animal populations. One of the pesticides used in Australia is sodium fluoroacetate, commonly known as 1080. The use and access of 1080 is highly regulated. [Read]
Bulk Bags
Bulk bags, also known as Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) bags are used for storing and transporting a wide variety agricultural products including seed, fertiliser and stock feeds. Whilst the benefits of bulk bags are many and varied, users need to handle them correctly in order to ensure safety and prevent damage to bulk bags and their contents. [Read]
Sun Safety
Farmers have a heightened risk of skin cancer due to the nature of their work which is predominantly outdoor. The prevalence of this disease is alarming, despite it being highly preventable.  At least two out of every three Australians will confront skin cancer before they turn 70. Farmers and farm workers must employ sun-smart measures to mitigate against this known risk.  [Read]
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. Email us to register your interest. A Farm Safety Advisor will subsequently be in touch to organise a suitable time.
Upcoming Workshops
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:
16 January 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
14 February 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
11 March 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
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.
Register by clicking the links:
22 January 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
19 February 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
13 March 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
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. 
Register by clicking the links:
18 March 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)

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NSW Farmers' Association
L4 154 Pacific Hwy St Leonards
1300 794 000 | [email protected]