Striving for safer, more healthy Australian farms

Striving for safer, more healthy Australian farms

Non-intentional farm fatalities have fallen significantly in the last decade, however workplace safety

Farm office

03 JUN 2011

New research to underpin efforts to improve farming and fishing health and safety

Three new reports published by RIRDC analyse the major health and safety risks facing people in farming

Farm office

18 MAR 2011

New evidence on Quad Bikes

Quad bikes are now a leading cause of deaths on farms, second only to tractors according to the National

Farm office

09 MAR 2011

Quad bike deaths and serious injuries in 2010

This report focuses specifically on data involving quad bike related deaths and injuries(both on and

Farm office

24 FEB 2011

Rain heralds mozzie march

The recent widespread flooding and humid onditions have provided the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes

Farm office

01 FEB 2011

Keeping a lid on phosphine safety

Phosphine remains the most relied upon fumigant to control stored grain pests in Australian grain systems

Farm office

01 JAN 2011

Type 2 diabetes — are you at risk?

Diabetes is Australia's fastest growing chronic disease and the sixth leading cause of death in Australia.

Farm office

01 DEC 2010

Drowning — the silent killer

Farm waterholes are a favourite place to recreate for country kids, but they can also be fraught with

Farm office

01 NOV 2010

Reap, rest and revive this harvest

Growers now have their minds fi rmly planted on harvest. But before taking to the paddock, it is essential

Farm office

01 OCT 2010

The great idea bank investing in older farmers

There is an increasing trend towards older farmers working longer on farms.

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01 APR 2010

Take tapeworms by the collar

Keeping man's best friend parasite free is essential to ensuring working dogs remain in peak condition.

Farm office

01 MAR 2010

The human side to productivity

It might not just be you and your family who are breathing a sigh of relief after harvest.

Farm office

01 FEB 2010

Sweating it out safely this summer

Working in the heat of summer is not only uncomfortable, it can be dangerous with the risk of heat stress

Farm office

01 JAN 2010

Protect the people behind the power

In this second article on harvest safety, farm safety expert Sheryl Martin, looks at keeping the people

Farm office

01 NOV 2009