OHS A Quick Reference Guide For Broadacre Agriculture

  • 98 pages

  • Published: 26 Sep 2007

  • Author(s): O\'Callaghan, Phil, Delahunty, Frank, Baker, Gaynor

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The development of this Guide has resulted from the identification of the need for a user-friendly, portable reference that Agricultural workers can use in their day to day operations. This is in accordance with the objectives of the RIRDC R&D Plan for Farm Health & Safety 2002-06 to increase the adoption of safe systems of work on farm and to update and further develop training material and delivery modes more likely to be taken up by farmers.

This publication is intended to be used in conjunction with a process of risk assessment and the development and implementation of action plans by agricultural businesses to potentially reduce incidents of workplace injury.

This publication will provide people in the agricultural workplace with a clear, accessible reference on how to carry out operations in accordance with OH&S guidelines and industry best practice. The aim is to lessen the risk of injury to people in the agricultural workplace and reduce incidents with environmental impacts such as chemical spills.

It will also provide a simple tool to support Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and Risk Assessments in the workplace and promote best practice health and safety performance to agricultural businesses and foster a culture of ‘beyond compliance’.