Working in and around vehicles and loads is a critical risk, as Safer Farms Ambassador Richard Loe found out recently.Read more
Farmers preparing for calving should also be thinking about effective ways to keep workers safe and well, said WorkSafe’s Agriculture Sector Lead Al McCone.Read more
"When Stuart Taylor was growing up, the onus for health and safety was 100 per cent on workers to keep themselves safe,".
"The general culture was that you should take a certain amount of risk to get the job done and that attitude still prevails among some farmers".
"It’s no longer acceptable to take a risk on this farm. If you are going to have to take a risk or break gear to get something done, then it’s okay not to complete that task or to tell someone to stop."Read more
The higher rate of injuries to farming staff members than self-employed farmers is concerning to WorkSafe CEO Nicole Rosie.Read more
Many of the Farm woodlots planted 25-40 years ago are due for harvest. They can be dangerous territory for farmers who are better to bring in the professionals to ensure the wood harvested safely.Read more
Making their farm safe has meant big changes for a West Coast farming couple and their staff.Read more
Farmers face many health hazards at work every day, from pesticides to noisy machinery, and the risk of ill-health is more common than you think.Read more
There are many misconceptions in the farming community about health and safety and one of the tasks for WorkSafe is to cut through that confusion so farmers can get to the facts and concentrate on what they need to keep themselves, their families and workers healthy and safe.Read more
Almost 80% of workers injured and requiring more than a week off work in agriculture were male with hand wounds and sprains of the back, ankle, shoulder, arm and rotator cuff the most common injuries.Read more
Rebecca and Nathan Keoghan are the fifth generation of Nathan’s family to farm their land 7 km from Westport. They value that strong heritage – but previous careers in different sectors have ensured a modern perspective on health and safety.Read more