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    Heard of the GHS? Here’s how it will help improve chemical safety on your farm

    The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) came in to effect in New South Wales on 1 January 2017. The GHS is designed to internationally standardise chemical classification. Hazardous chemicals such as pesticides and fumigants are used regularly by farmers and… Read more

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    Safety measures and good habits crucial for managing sun exposure

    The majority of farm work is conducted outside, meaning that farmers, throughout their lives, have increased cumulative exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation compared with the average person.“Cumulative exposure is lifelong exposure to UV radiation, which explains why people get skin cancer when they’re older,” said… Read more

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    Mental health in rural and remote Australia: An insider’s look

    Allan Sparkes is Deputy Commissioner of the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales. He’s had to face his own mental health demons throughout his life, suffering from two debilitating mental illnesses for more than a decade which developed during his former Police career. Thankfully,… Read more

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    Alcohol and depression

    Having a beer or two after a hard day’s work is part of Australia’s culture. There’s nothing more refreshing after a hard day’s work farming than to relax and unwind to a drink or two. However, when one or two drinks turns into binge drinking… Read more

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