Mapping the Work Health and Safety Risks in the Primary Industries


This research project has been defined by the Partnership and seeks to map existing WHS risks and to identify clearly defined control strategies to assist primary producers in cotton, fisheries, grains and sugar cane.


Primary Industries Health and Safety

Research Organisation

The University of Sydney

Objective Summary

Project is to provide: 1. A concise and consistent description of the WHS priorities for the primary industries, which can be updated periodically as priorities are addressed. 2. Contextualisation of WHS priorities in terms of nominated sectors, allowing those sectors to plan a targeted approach to addressing the priorities and comparison of priorities across sectors. 3. A ‘library’ of existing strategies, products tips and tools addressing WHS priorities. 4. A model by which additional primary industry sectors can be assessed in the future in terms of WHS risks. 5. Recommendations on future work to address gaps in current arrangements, thereby delivering improved WHS.

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Project Start Date

Friday, January 24, 2014

Project Completion Date

Friday, May 30, 2014

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

PIHS-To improve the safety environment and work practices in farming and fishing industries


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Mapping work health and safety risks in the primary industries