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manual handling

Manual handling

Farming is a very physical occupation and workers can injure themselves by lifting heavy loads such as chemicals, fertiliser, hay bales, calves, buckets, equipment, and also while handling animals. Most…
chemicals spray drift

Chemicals – spray drift

Sprayed chemicals are extensively used in agriculture and horticulture for control of pests and weeds. This spray can drift over neighbouring properties, waterways and water tanks, this is referred to…
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Chemicals – safe handling

Agrichemicals such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, veterinary chemicals and fuels are used commonly on farms. Different chemicals can be dangerous to humans in varying degrees and need to be handled…

Hand washing

Washing your hands is one of the simplest, yet most effective, things you can do to protect your health and the health of others. Farmers come in contact with many…