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Climate change impacts farmers' mental health

Climate change impacts farmers' mental health | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
A study finds farmers' mental health is being negatively impacted as weather patterns become more erratic and unpredictable.
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Esperance farmers keen to enact change in wake of devastating bushfires

Esperance farmers keen to enact change in wake of devastating bushfires | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
Farmers in the Esperance region say they want to work with State Government departments to maintain firebreaks and minimise fire risk into the future.
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Farmer Health e-News – November 2015 - Farmer Health

Farmer Health e-News – November 2015 - Farmer Health | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
People’s Choice Voting Open; SFF Trainers Wanted; Start a Ripple of Support; Responding to Stress – read all this and more in this month’s newsletter.
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2015-11-28: 'Project targets stigma of farmers' higher suicide risk' & 'Men's show of strength' : Geelong Advertiser - Farmer Health

2015-11-28: 'Project targets stigma of farmers' higher suicide risk' & 'Men's show of strength' : Geelong Advertiser - Farmer Health | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
20151128-GeelongAdvertiser-GentsLunch (PDF)   Project targets stigma of farmers’ higher suicide risk.
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Worker exploitation on Queensland farms to be examined in parliamentary inquiry

Worker exploitation on Queensland farms to be examined in parliamentary inquiry | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
The state government will launch an inquiry into dodgy work practices on Queensland farms.
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Farm safety warning as children exposed to a variety of hazards - ABC Online

Farm safety warning as children exposed to a variety of hazards - ABC Online | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
As school wraps up for the year, children are doing the hard yakka in the farm yard. What can you do to reduce the risks of injury or death?
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Defibrillator saves man's life at Walpole Country Club

Defibrillator saves man's life at Walpole Country Club | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
The decision to install an automated external defibrillator two years ago at the Walpole Country Club likely saved the life of a club member in November.
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Take care with quad bikes

Take care with quad bikes | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
Statistics show quad bikes are the leading cause of death on Australian farms. We have seen quad bike tours introduced as a popular adventure activity across Queensland.
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Small farms encouraged to focus on safety

Small farms encouraged to focus on safety | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
WorkCover NSW inspectors will be on hand to provide safety advice to ‘treechangers’ and others working small farms at this weekend’s Farming Small Areas and Lifestyle Expo.
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Family farms: the future of farms in Australia

Family farms: the future of farms in Australia | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
The face and nature of Australian family farms is changing, and one.
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Farm injuries at a new low, but safety remains a priority

Farm injuries at a new low, but safety remains a priority | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
Farm injury claims fell by more than 14 per cent in the past 12 months and are now at a 10-year low, according to new figures released today by the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
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Quad bike safety | Worksafe

Quad bike injuries can be prevented - they aren't part of the job. Quad bikes are not all terrain vehicles - they can't go everywhere, do everything.
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Australia swelters after record hot 2013; farmers slaughter cattle, bushfire ... - Reuters

Australia swelters after record hot 2013; farmers slaughter cattle, bushfire ... - Reuters | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
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Calls for greater on-site safety scrutiny after East Perth construction deaths

Calls for greater on-site safety scrutiny after East Perth construction deaths | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
The deaths of two construction workers at a site in East Perth yesterday highlights the need for greater on-site safety scrutiny, the Master Builders Association says.
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Investigations launched into north Queensland's labour hire industry

Investigations launched into north Queensland's labour hire industry | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
Authorities launch a series of investigations in north Queensland into the labour hire industry with some companies accused of exploiting seasonal workers across the fruit and vegetable industry.
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WorkSafe probes Nyabing farm death

WorkSafe probes Nyabing farm death | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
WorkSafe is investigating the farm death of a 34-year-old man from Nyabing in Western Australia's Great Southern.
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Chemicals review welcomed (The West Australian)

Chemicals review welcomed (The West Australian) | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
Industry has welcomed a review into the regulation of agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines, which could save the sector $1 billion a year.
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Renewed call for extra care following 7th death in three weeks

Renewed call for extra care following 7th death in three weeks | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
The death of a farmer on a property near Cobden last night brings to seven the number of people killed in a horrifying three-week period in Victorian workplaces.
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Wool processor convicted over truckie injury

Wool processor convicted over truckie injury | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
A Laverton-based wool processing business was this week convicted and fined $75,000 in the Melbourne Magistrates Court over an incident in which a truck driver suffered significant spinal injuries.
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Be safe during harvest, warns Victorian WorkCover Authority

Be safe during harvest, warns Victorian WorkCover Authority | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
The Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) is urging farmers to take a proactive approach to safety during the upcoming harvest season.
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Educational programs rolled out to reduce mango sap burn

Educational programs rolled out to reduce mango sap burn | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
Mango dermatitis, commonly known as sap burn, or rash, is quite a nasty hazard for those involved in the mango industry.
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2014-10-29 Farmers and skin protection: not a perfect marriage – Riverine Herald | Farmer Health

2014-10-29 Farmers and skin protection: not a perfect marriage – Riverine Herald | Farmer Health | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
#Farmers and skin protection: not a perfect marriage – @RiverineHerald
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Farmer pinned by quad bike - Southern Cross

Farmer pinned by quad bike - Southern Cross | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
A BURRA CREEK farmer working in a remote area of property is counting his lucky stars his mobile phone was with him after ending up trapped underneath a quad bike.
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Quad bike safety | Worksafe

Quad bike injuries can be prevented - they aren't part of the job. Quad bikes are not all terrain vehicles - they can't go everywhere, do everything.
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Death adds to swelling quad bike toll - The Southland Times

Death adds to swelling quad bike toll - The Southland Times | Farm Safety | Scoop.it
Taranaki Daily News Death adds to swelling quad bike toll The Southland Times Southland 6-year-old Charlie Vercoe is just the latest in a string of quad bike fatalities, only his tender age setting him apart from others killed while riding on the...
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