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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).
Harvest Fires
As we are entering the summer season, especially with Bureau of Meteorology forecasting warmer than average temperature and high chance of below median rainfall, farmers are reminded to be vigilant with harvest fire prevention. Fires which start during harvesting operations can destroy livelihoods. However, many are preventable. In this article we provide tips on harvest fire prevention. [Read]
Skin Cancer
Australia has one of the highest levels of skin cancer in the world. Despite being an almost entirely preventable disease, at least two in every three Australians will develop skin cancer before they reach the age of 70. In this article we discuss skin cancer and preventative strategies, as well as employers legal obligations to workers. [Read]
Bush Fires
The threat of fire is a year-round risk in Australia. However, for anyone living on or managing a farm, the prospect of a hotter than average summer and onset of a declared fire season is the time to be proactive and to prepare for bushfires. Having a fire management plan in place to protect your property, machinery, livestock and especially your loved ones is the best defence against bushfires and grassfires. [Read]
Snake Bites
Snake encounters are very common on-farms all year round – with increased activity during warmer weather and mating season in Spring (September – November). While snakes are not usually aggressive and do not seek confrontation with humans they may retaliate if threatened or cornered. In this article we provide tips for staying "snake safe" and first aid for snake bites. [Read]

Fatality Involving Use of Gyroplane
A recent fatal incident involving a 52-year-old worker while using a gyroplane during mustering operations is a salient reminder of the risks involved in on-farm aerial work activities. Extra care should be taken to manage the risk of collision with the ground or obstacles such as power lines. [Read]

Upcoming Events: 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:
17th November @ Club Mudgee (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
22nd November - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Be Involved: 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 November - Central Tablelands
Upcoming Events: 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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23rd November - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Upcoming Events: 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. Additional workshops are being scheduled. Please email us at [email protected] to register your interest.

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