Safer Farms will explore ways to protect farm workers from psychosocial harm.
Trucking firms are trialling an app designed to measure alertness in drivers.
Campaign brings a new attitude and a new language to health and safety.
Surge in parcels being stolen from rural households’ letterboxes prompts response.
The resources to improve on-farm safety are there, Lindy Nelson says, ‘and we need the willingness to change to be there’.
Fire and Emergency shares hot tips for how to prevent and survive fires.
Sector is re-thinking how it approaches health and safety, says Safer Farms chair.
Cheeky new health and safety campaign to address sometimes fatal conditions on NZ farms.
The figure, which includes new and existing claims, has risen by about $14 million in the past five years.
Researcher wants to know how safe workers feel in a sometimes risky environment.
Far too many people – many of them boys – are dying on our farms, says injury prevention researcher.
Occupational safety body concerned about high toll on farms so far this year.
Rural crime has always been a headache for farmers but an innovative new system aims to give them peace of mind.
Perception that crime is spiking disputed by police, however.
Inspector Karen Ellis has been appointed in terms of a new police strategy to address rural policing needs.
The increase has prompted Feds to launch another joint rural crime survey with police in March and April, just two years after the previous one.
Weather, staffing challenges suspected as WorkSafe probes causes.
NEW research showing that New Zealand has the highest death rate of melanoma in the world is of little surprise, a health researcher says.
THE thought of phoning a worker’s family about a serious farm accident is always in the back of farmer Andrew Hurst’s mind.
Rural contractors are warning that the lack of experienced staff and the massive volume of work being pushed on them this spring could lead to fatal consequences.