Activities and resources
Call for fatigue research
9 October 2023
Fatigue is an important factor for safety on farm. RSHA is issuing an open call for preliminary research proposals that have the potential to significantly advance the understanding of fatigue in agricultural industries and/or its management on farm. AgriFutures Australia is managing the open call on behalf of RSHA. Submissions close on 12 noon, Friday 27 October 2023.
Ag deaths and injuries
30 June 2023
AgriFutures Australia invests in projects that affect multiple rural industries. This includes 6-monthly research updates from AgHealth Australia of injury and deaths on farms, describing the number of events and the leading causes.
RSHA work areas
15 February 2022
The main topics agreed by the RSHA Committee to be tackled in 2022 are:
(1) identifying and responding to shared member needs around WHS metrics; and (2) investing in a project that builds understanding of how to influence safety behaviour around mobile plant on farm.
RSHA and Farmsafe
6 October 2021
Farmsafe Australia has many quality resources for farmers that help raise awareness of health and safety issues in rural communities. Farmsafe is a strong advocate for farm safety and a valued partner of the RSHA. A close partnership helps the ag sector act on WHS RD&E priorities.
Overlaps in WHS risks
30 September 2020
RSHA commissioned a comprehensive study of serious injury and deaths in the agricultural industries. Knowing where the WHS risks overlap helped identify priority areas for collaborative investment, such as further research into risks associated with mobile plant.
Strong WHS messages
30 September 2019
Creating Communications Guidelines was the first joint investment made by the RSHA. The guidelines help communication professionals in RDCs and industry associations craft and deliver impactful WHS content for agricultural audiences.