Apr 21st 2022
QLD using calendar competition to promote farm safety
Queensland primary school students are being encouraged to enter the annual Farm Safety calendar competition.
The competition aims to raise awareness among students of common hazards on Queensland farms. Head of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Tony James said entries to the competition are now open.
"The 12 winning entries will go into the 2023 calendar to be displayed in homes and workplaces across the state as a year-round reminder to work and play safely on farms," Mr James said.
"As always, youngsters will use their artistic flair to illustrate important safety messages about electricity, animals, tractors and machinery, quad bikes, water or general health and wellbeing.
"Our stats show that although the agriculture industry employs around three percent of Queensland's workers, it tragically accounts for around a third of our workplace deaths.
For more on this story, visit the WorkSafe Queensland website.
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