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Respiratory Protection for Airborne Hazards including the Coronavirus

21 March, 2020

Recently in Sydney it has not been uncommon to see people wearing surgical masks when out in public in an attempt to protect themselves from nuisance smoke in the bushfires, or in the last few weeks to limit potential exposure to aerosols from someone potentially infected with the Coronavirus ( Covid-19). ..

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COVID-19 Update

19 March, 2020

Face to face courses cancelled from 6 April to 30 June 2020  ..

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Green-on-Green spot spraying – dream or reality?

3 June, 2019

The use of technology to make pesticide use more efficient through better control while using less pesticide is becoming increasingly important in modern agriculture. Unfortunately there is a growing mistrust within the general community of many agricultural practices.  ..

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Considerations when Spraying from a Quad Bike

13 July, 2018

Quad bikeMuch has been said and penned on quad bike safety as a mode of on-farm transport, for tasks such as checking crops, spraying fence lines, moving livestock, checking lambing ewes or cows calving or even spot spraying invasive weeds.

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Emergency Chemical Spill Response

20 October, 2016

Emergency chemical spill responseWhen a job involves handling containers of hazardous chemicals, including moving, decanting or mixing them, spillage might occur.  ..

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Codes of Practice for Work Health & Safety

12 July, 2016

Codes of practice for work health and safety According to SafeWork Australia, “Codes of practice are practical guides to achieving the standards of health, safety and welfare required under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and the WHS Regulations in a jurisdiction.”  ..

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Principles for Quad Bike Safety and Side by Side Vehicles

6 May, 2015

Quad Bike Incidents involving quads are now the leading cause of injury death on Australian farms. Most deaths are due to crush injury and/or asphyxiation associated with quads rolling over, or by injury associated with the victim being flung onto a hard surface as a result of a crash. Farmsafe Australia partners urge businesses to think carefully about the use of quads on their workplaces, taking into account the safety risks. ..

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