Displaying items by tag: health

Friday, 26 October 2018 12:55

Training helps identify stressed farmers

An Environment Canterbury advisor who trained to be a Good Yarn facilitator is now better able to help a farmer who is stressed or mentally ill. 

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 12:39

US case heats up Roundup debate

The great Roundup debacle keeps on with the pro and con lobbies arguing for or against continued use of the herbicide.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:14

Heavy lifting eased

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.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 08 October 2018 10:40

Mental health workshop focus on rural people

Workshops being held across the country are equipping farmers and rural professionals with the tools to recognise and support those who are struggling.

Published in General News
Thursday, 27 September 2018 07:25

Breast cancer awareness in milking sheds

Milking sheds have since April been more colourful, says GEA, with its FIL Active teat conditioner packaged in ‘vibrant pink’ drums.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 07:55

Pond drowning shocks industry

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.

Published in General News
Friday, 22 June 2018 08:55

Don’t let them bring home your corpse

When the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASWA) came into force two years ago there were misgivings and nervousness in the rural sector. 

Published in Opinion
Friday, 08 June 2018 08:55

The danger of long hours

It was a headline that should remind all of us about the risks of asking our staff or ourselves to work very long hours. 

Published in Opinion

WorkSafe is warning employers that fatigue from long hours of work must not compromise worker safety.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 07:55

Frustrating lack of support for rural nurses

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.

Published in General News

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