Stress blamed for a high rural suicide

About 2500 Australians die by their own hands each year giving Australia one of the highest suicide rates

Farm office

01 SEP 1998

Greater awareness the key to safer bales

A greater appreciation of the dangers posed while handling large round hay bales can help prevent major

Farm office

01 AUG 1998

Prevent on-farm hearing loss

One of the popular images of country life is peace and quiet but anyone who has used an angle grinder

Farm office

01 JUN 1998

Correct chainsaw use prevents injury

Chainsaws are among the most frequently used tools on a farm but they are also dangerous and eed to be

Farm office

01 JUN 1998

Strict monitoring ensures produce is safe

Longer, healthier lives results from eating a well-balanced diet of Australian fruit, vegetables and

Farm office

01 MAY 1998

Research to combat killer virus

CSIRO is developing new tests and a vaccine to help protect Australia from Japanese encephalitis, a foreign

Farm office

01 APR 1998

Light clothing keeps workers cool

Firefighting is hote, tiresome and sometimes dangerous work but firefighters can reduce health hazards

Farm office

01 JAN 1998

Healthy body needed for healthy profits

The concept of stress is usually associted with pressured, hectic city lifestyles, while rural life,

Farm office

01 NOV 1997

Cover up to protect against skin cancer

Sun exposure is onw recognised as a major hazard for outdoor workers.

Farm office

01 OCT 1997

Understand fire's nature to control spread

Understanding the nature of a fire and the factors influencing its rate of spread can help farmers maintain

Farm office

01 OCT 1997

Policy changes spur tighter pesticide control

Changes to pesticide policies in Europe and the United States will have a major impact on how chemicals

Farm office

01 JUN 1997

Vital information for safe and effective chemical use

The most important information about a chemical is contained on the label.

Farm office

01 JUN 1997

Naitonal standard falls on deaf ears

Legal complications can be avoided in the event of a tractor roll over by taking time to undertand the

Farm office

01 MAR 1997

Back care prevents costly accidents

In New South Wales alone, workers' compensation statistics for 1994-95 indicate a quarter (453) of all

Farm office

01 FEB 1997

Basic safety can reduce chemical tragedies

Recent reports of people committing suicide on farms by ingesting pesticides have raised a number of

Farm office

01 JAN 1997

Prepare to beat summer fires now.

With another long, hot summer almost upon unss, attention is turning to this year's harvest and the risks

Farm office

01 OCT 1996