OHS Rules for Farmers
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
New Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) rules require that all farms that employ paid employees (other than family members) have a safety program that includes training of employees. OHS should only inspect your farm if a serious accident or a death occurs at your worksite. If the OHS inspector finds that you have not complied you may be fined.
Some typical issues found with farming operations are:
Typical training available for a farming operation includes:
You can hire consultants to provide you with a safety program handbook and training sessions that are appropriate to your farming operation. A basic program will be in the range of $1200. If you require a more extensive program and staff training the fee will be higher.