Surgery to fuse four discs in his lower back prompted beef farmer Ger Daly, in County Galway, Ireland, to think again about how to do heavy lifting on his farm.
Workshops being held across the country are equipping farmers and rural professionals with the tools to recognise and support those who are struggling.
Milking sheds have since April been more colourful, says GEA, with its FIL Active teat conditioner packaged in ‘vibrant pink’ drums.
Federated Farmers is extending its “deepest sympathy” to the family of a four-year-old boy found dead in a farm effluent pond near Harihari in south Westland.
When the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASWA) came into force two years ago there were misgivings and nervousness in the rural sector.
It was a headline that should remind all of us about the risks of asking our staff or ourselves to work very long hours.
WorkSafe is warning employers that fatigue from long hours of work must not compromise worker safety.
Many rural nurses hold “incredible frustration” at the lack of support to move forward to become nursing practitioners says Sue Adams, a senior lecturer at Massey University’s School of Nursing.
The Herlihy family’s 24-hour charity Shearathon, raising money for mental health and suicide prevention in the shearing industry, could become an annual fixture following the success of the recent North Canterbury event.