Farms are among the most dangerous workplaces in Australia. Statistics show that 8 out of every 100 farm employees are injured at work each year. A not insignifcant proportion of those injuries are associated with the activity of shearing sheep and arise predominantly within the confines of a shearing shed.
The following guides have been produced to raise awareness of legislative requirements for employers and employees, to help farmers minimise risk potential on their properties and highlight particular areas that require attention.
Safety and health in shearing, part 1
Safety and health in shearing, part 2
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For further information, please contact Wool Executive Officer Kim Haywood on (08) 9486 2100 or email [email protected]