Farm Safety Week
Farm Safety Week kicks off across the country today, raising awareness of workplace hazards unique to farmers, and bringing a focus to this year’s theme ‘Recipe for Averting Disaster’.
Minister for Fair Trading Eleni Petinos said SafeWork NSW inspectors will be visiting farmers and agricultural businesses across the State promoting free programs aimed at minimising incidents and highlighting the many safety rebates on offer.
“Tragically, farming accounts for one in every five worker deaths nationally. Farm Safety Week is a great opportunity to highlight the ways we can prevent harm to our agricultural industry,” Ms Petinos said.
“That’s why SafeWork’s Farm Safety Week programs will provide information on reducing incidents related to quad bikes, farm vehicles, machinery, and manual handling.
“We’re also encouraging eligible farmers and businesses to access the safety rebates we have on offer, request a free advisory visit, or request a Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Farm Morning Tea to get solutions on improving farm safety.”
Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said a thriving agriculture industry depends on safe farming practices.
“This is an important initiative which shines a light on safety for our agricultural industry,” Mr Saunders said.
“I encourage everyone to get involved in Farm Safety Week and learn about important safe farming practices.”
The NSW Government is proud to be sponsoring the 2022 Annual NSW Farmers Conference from 19 - 21 July 2022 to bring together these initiatives and promote safer practices.
For more information, please visit the Farmsafe website.
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