WHS in the Agriculture Industry
While the agriculture industry can be a rewarding industry to work in, it’s also one of the most dangerous.
In 2015-16 the agriculture industry made up 2.3% of the workforce but accounted for 23% of worker fatalities. At Gallagher Bassett, we recognise the importance of employers in the agriculture industry to prevent harm.
Follow the links below to find out more about:
Preventing harm – This article provides employers with resources, guides and checklists that are beneficial when implementing and monitoring safe work practices in the agriculture industry.
According to WorkSafe Victoria,16% of injuries in the agriculture industry result from injuries to hands or fingers, followed by injuries caused by heavy lifting and slips, trips and falls.
Use the guides below to help manage the key risks for your industry:
- Farming – The Basics
- Working Alone on Farms
- Beef Cattle Handling Safety Guide
- Dairy Safety – A Practical Safety Guide
- Spraying Pesticides
Use myGB Poster Designer to help raise awareness of workplace health and safety when working in the agriculture industry.