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Running a quarry safely is explained in a new publication from MinEx, the national Health & Safety Council for the New Zealand minerals industry.
Hardly a week goes by without another report of a quad accident on a farm. And those are only the reported ones; never mind those in which the riders escape serious injury and nothing is ever said or done.
The recent cold snap is a timely reminder for farmers that we are heading into a high-risk period for vehicle and machinery-related injuries.
The Ministry of Primary Industries’ own tests and controls of raw milk safety on farms overlay those of the dairy companies, but the ministry works also with the companies.
Thirty-seven people were killed at work in the last financial year; ten were in the agricultural industry.
Before heading off with a trailer or caravan in tow, first check the towbar to ensure all bolts attaching it to the vehicle are tight, there is no corrosion present or cracking in the welds or structure and that the towball itself is secured properly to the tongue, says towbar maker Best Bars.
THE NEGATIVE SIDE of more women being involved in dairy farming is a greater number also involved in farming accidents involving farm machinery. Tractors, one of the more dangerous machines used on farms, are involved in nearly 20% of all fatal farm accidents.
Fonterra welcomes the New Zealand Government's confirmation that the quality issue involving whey protein concentrate is confined to the products made from three batches of WPC80 and no other New Zealand dairy products are affected.
Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) says it welcomes the government's newly announced workplace health and safety reforms.
Federated Farmers health and safety spokesperson Jeanette Maxwell will discuss the work to improve quad bike safety on farms and, more importantly, the Federation's steps towards reducing the rural suicide rate in FarmSafe's rural safety conference in Wellington next week.