Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:57

Proper cows!

Maternal aggression may be behind many attacks on humans by cows, say two overseas animal experts.

Published in Milking It
Friday, 26 October 2018 14:58

Fine, reparation for worker’s death

A Wellsford farmer was fined $70,000 and ordered to pay $130,000 in reparation for the death of a worker driving a tractor.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:39

Fire warnings for farmers

The response to a Northland burn-off that got out of control cost $20,000 to $50,000, involving two helicopters and volunteers from four local areas.

Published in General News
Monday, 15 October 2018 08:47

Keeping safety simple

Onfarm injuries are at their highest in the beginning of spring — here's how you can prevent them.

Published in Management
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

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
Friday, 09 March 2018 11:55

Good health & safety is good business

The steps that lead to good business are the same as those that lead to good health and safety practices, says Al McCone, sector leader for agriculture at WorkSafe New Zealand.

Published in Management

Last month marked the one year anniversary since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 was enacted.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 07 November 2016 15:52

Farmers warned not to overload quads

Farmers are being urged to keep themselves and staff safe when doing routine jobs with vehicles after a farm employee was crushed under a quad while travelling on sloping terrain with a spray tank fitted to the front of the vehicle.

Published in General News
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