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People love summer. But no one loves a heatwave.

Heatwaves wreak havoc with the environment, affect machinery, and place people in danger of heat stress.

We already know that heatwaves kill more people than any other extreme weather events, combined. So when scientists warned, in November, that Australian summers will continue to get hotter, it’s really important for you to prepare yourselves, loved ones, animals and farm.

Information on planning for extreme heat is available at the Better Health Channel
Keep up to date with the weather by checking the BOM forecast online
To understand heat stress and access further resources, visit our website

Injuries and poor health not only affect you, they affect your family and compromise your business’s productivity and profitability.
Knowing the status of your health, wellbeing and safety is the first step towards taking control.

AgriSafe™ is a free clinic provided to farming men, women and agricultural workers. The clinic is delivered by a qualified health clinician - specialising in agricultural health and medicine and is familiar with farm practices.
In 2018 AgriSafe™ clinics will be available at Hamilton, Penshurst, Coleraine and Shepparton.
For more information on the tests available in an AgriSafe™ clinic and booking enquiries  
Click here

Agriculture is widely acknowledged as being one of Australia’s most dangerous industries, and a new crop of students are getting ready to embark on Australia’s only Agricultural Health and Medicine course (HMF701).

The academically recognised post graduate course, offered through Deakin University’s School of Medicine and the National Centre for Farmer Health, equips health providers, rural professionals and farming communities with the knowledge and skills they need to help reduce the industry’s high morbidity and mortality rates. 

Albany couple Jack and Lisa Wieske, who both work as health professionals in rural Western Australia while living on a working cattle property have completed the course. Jack is a clinical nurse and now provides health assessments for farmers to give them a snapshot of their overall health and wellbeing.

“Whether I’m encouraging a farmer to look after his or her health through health assessments, or chatting about the everyday stresses of farming, I feel like I’m making a difference to the people in our area,” Lisa said. 

The five-day program will be held from February 26th to March 2nd 2018 and will cover topics including mental illness and addiction through to emergency medicine, agrichemicals, zoonotic disease and agricultural trauma.

Course details are available at
For more information on how to enrol 
Click here

Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from on Facebook and Twitter. These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is!   
Interested? Read other fact sheets   health   safety
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