October 24, 2018

Work in Agriculture? Take a Safety Moment this National Safe Work Month

Did you know that the agriculture industry is one of the most dangerous industries to work in due to the combination of hazards?
These include plant, chemicals, noise, dust, sun exposure, working with animals as well as the fact many in the industry work alone or in remote locations. Between 2010 and 2014:
  • More than one in five workers who died at work worked in agriculture; it has the highest fatality rate of any Australian industry (14.8 fatalities per 100,000 workers)
  • Agricultural vehicles, for example, tractors and quad bikes, accounted for 82 out of 221 (37%) worker deaths
Find out how you can encourage your team to take a moment to consider how health and safety is managed in your workplace with #mysafetymoment and Safe Work Australia here >

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