Farm Safety Week 2020

Agriculture is a unique industry. It is made up of a higher proportion of self-employed and older workers than any other industry. Agricultural workers often live on-site and work alone, operating machinery or lifting heavy loads. These facts make safety an important part of running a farm.

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries to work in because of hazards such as plant, noise, dust, sun exposure, working with animals, as well as the fact many in the industry work alone or in remote locations. Agriculture has many unique hazards that are not found in other workplaces, such as augers, tractors, quad bikes, chemicals like herbicides, and animals. Therefore, extra care must be taken when creating WHS policies and procedures.

The 20th to the 25th of July is National Farm Safety Week. The theme this year focuses on risk assessment and awareness, planning and mitigation. The week aims to raise awareness of workplace risk and safe work practices in the agricultural industry to minimise accidents and injuries.

Under WHS Regulations, farm owners and managers are obligated to ensure that workers and other people on the farm are not exposed to risks to their health and safety. ProcessWorx assists our farming clients by providing them with the support and resources to run a WHS compliant farm.

If you need assistance with health and safety policies and procedures for your farm contact ProcessWorx on (08) 9316 9896 or enquiries@processworx.com.au

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Marisa Ross

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Marisa is an experienced and motivated HR professional with a strong HR generalist and business operations background with a focus on employee relations, performance management, leadership training & development, workers compensation & injury management, and employee retention. Marisa holds a Bachelor of Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science with a minor in Counselling. Having worked in a variety of industries from SMEs to large blue-chip organisations, Marisa is passionate about enriching employee experience, employee retention, and building leadership capability in people management.

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Aimee Grigson

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Aimee has a strong understanding of Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and standards and has extensive HSEQ experience in a number of industries. Aimee has a great ability to engage across all levels of organisation, including field teams, leadership and external stakeholders. Aimee ensures Health and Safety Management Systems are compliant to legislation, effectively implemented and understood by all. Aimee has a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and qualifications in auditing and incident investigations. Aimee is passionate about coaching and developing small businesses towards a positive safety culture.