The final week of July was National Farm Safety Week!  Agriculture 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.

It’s important for farmers, or anyone potentially exposed to risk on their job site to ensure they have the correct procedures and codes in place to ensure the upmost safety in their workplace.

ProcessWorx provides a loyal space for farmers and other workers, of dangerous industries, to come to ask the necessary questions and ensure they are compliant with national safety standards.

Image credit: Safe Work Australia

ProcessWorx based in Perth, Western Australia, is personally dedicated to helping small business with HR support, HR advice and farm safety. If you require HR support, HR advice, farm safety please contact ProcessWorx on (08) 9316 9896 or email enquiries@processworx.com.au

 

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