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Australian farmers have been handed a new tool to help streamline safety induction procedures for new employees... A free phone app for iphone and Android has been launched to coincide with the national Farm Safety Week, enabling farmers to undertake a safety induction with one or more workers... "Having safety as a major aspect of our business will not only reduce risks to those that work and live on our farms, it will also improve our bottom line...
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A new guide to Australia's latest workplace health and safety (WHS) laws may make it easier for grains industry employers to meet their responsibilities, protect workers and reduce business risks... "The Australian Government, states and territories have largely harmonised WHS legislation over recent years, and the new report pulls together all the requirements, along with extensive web links to the information employers need to comply with," he says... WHS planning and action; relevant web links to information in each state/territory; a list of national resources; and a quick checklist of high-risk issues and registers for records that must be included for specific commodities including grain...
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Based on research findings that show safety-conscious farming businesses are among the most profitable, the 2015 National Farm Safety Week theme encouraged growers to adopt practical safety measures that also deliver higher returns... Announcing the 'Safe Farms = Better Productivity' campaign in July, Farmsafe Australia chair Charles Armstrong said safer farming practices could reduce the risks of death and serious injury and improve the bottom line: "Even non-fatal injuries can have major cost implications as a result of harvest delays, damage to equipment and downtime required for recovery," Mr Armstrong said... "The development of a safety culture where safety is a fully integrated part of the farm business pays off," Mr Gregory said...
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Based on research findings that show safety-conscious farming businesses are among the most profitable, the 2015 National Farm Safety Week theme encouraged growers to adopt practical safety measures that also deliver higher returns... Announcing the 'Safe Farms = Better Productivity' campaign in July, Farmsafe Australia chair Charles Armstrong said safer farming practices could reduce the risks of death and serious injury and improve the bottom line: "Even non-fatal injuries can have major cost implications as a result of harvest delays, damage to equipment and downtime required for recovery," Mr Armstrong said... "The development of a safety culture where safety is a fully integrated part of the farm business pays off," Mr Gregory said...
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A new guide to Australia's latest workplace health and safety (WHS) laws may make it easier for grains industry employers to meet their responsibilities, protect workers and reduce business risks... "The Australian Government, states and territories have largely harmonised WHS legislation over recent years, and the new report pulls together all the requirements, along with extensive web links to the information employers need to comply with," he says... WHS planning and action; relevant web links to information in each state/territory; a list of national resources; and a quick checklist of high-risk issues and registers for records that must be included for specific commodities including grain...
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Long hours at seeding and harvest time can bring on fatigue, which can increase the risk of accidents... A resolve to address fatigue and improve health and safety across the farming industry has prompted the Corporate Agricultural Group to benchmark its results and share data with other Australian growers... The Corporate Agricultural Group's members are submitting data to the ACAHS on four key safety areas: the lost time injury frequency rate, incident severity class, percentage of lost time in a 12-month period, and incident and illness statistics...
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Long hours at seeding and harvest time can bring on fatigue, which can increase the risk of accidents... A resolve to address fatigue and improve health and safety across the farming industry has prompted the Corporate Agricultural Group to benchmark its results and share data with other Australian growers... The Corporate Agricultural Group's members are submitting data to the ACAHS on four key safety areas: the lost time injury frequency rate, incident severity class, percentage of lost time in a 12-month period, and incident and illness statistics...
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Siestas save fatigued growers.. New research is showing that the impact of grower fatigue is as bad as having an above-the-limit blood-alcohol reading... Continuous long shifts at any time of year correlate with increases in health issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
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Siestas save fatigued growers.. New research is showing that the impact of grower fatigue is as bad as having an above-the-limit blood-alcohol reading... Continuous long shifts at any time of year correlate with increases in health issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
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