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Farmwise : Your essential guide to health and safety in agriculture
There are persistently high rates of fatal incidents and work-related ill health in the agricultural industry. This guidance is designed to help everyone working in the industry achieve good standards of health and safety and reduce injuries and ill health by identifying causes, eliminating hazards and controlling risks. This updated second edition is for employers, employees and the self-employed. It covers the management of health and safety, as well as outlining the specific risks of agricultural and horticultural work, giving easy-to-follow, practical advice to keep you safe and healthy at...
De l'école au travail : Les lauréats du concours vidéos de l'INRS
Le court métrage « Addict » réalisé par les apprentis couvreurs du CFA du CCA-BTP Roger Ducré d'Alençon a remporté le premier prix du concours « Santé et sécurité au travail : De l'école au travail, à vos vidéos ». Ce concours organisé par l'INRS s'est déroulé du 3 septembre 2012 au 19 avril 2013. 120 projets proposés par des Centres de formations des apprentis (CFA) et des lycées professionnels ont été sélectionnés...
HSE Agriculture E:Bulletin June 2013
We have a packed and varied edition this month, starting with our regular update on our programme of Safety and Health Awareness Days. The incidents featured in this edition highlight the need to assess and plan work on the farm and to properly maintain equipment, especially during the busy months ahead. We also have topics ranging from consultations on new Approved Codes of Practice, guidance from Railtrack on level crossings and a new enforcement code for local authority inspections Source :
Approved Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Forest Operations[2012-12-05]
This code has been prepared by representatives of the forestry industry and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The purpose of this code is to provide practical guidance to employers, contractors, employees, and all others engaged in work associated with forestry, on how they can meet their obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and its associated Regulations. This code is applied to forest operations, including planning, establishment, silviculture, harvesting and transportation of log and log products. Source :
Cal/OSHA Issues Alert on Ammonia Safety at Wineries
The alert cites a September 2012 fatality that is under investigation. A recent hazard alert posted by California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, reminds workers and managers at the state's wineries about the dangers of anhydrous ammonia, which is used under pressure as a liquefied refrigerant. A worker died in September 2012 in an incident involving it, and the alert says the incident is still under investigation to find the root causes. The document describes NH3 as a corrosive to the skin, eyes, and lungs, even at low concentrations in air. Exposure...
Confined space safety in BC agriculture : a resource guide
From the Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association, this booklet shows you that it’s not necessary to take dangerous risks when dealing with confined spaces on a farm. Source :
Agriculture – Children and public safety
People often believe that farm children understand farm risks, but most children who die in farm incidents are family members. A few straightforward steps, and proper supervision of children, will reduce these risks. Other members of the public may also be at risk, eg when using public rights of way through fields containing cattle and calves. Source :
Tree work health and safety
Health and safety resources to help tackle one of the most dangerous industries in Britain.

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