Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership

Program Overview

Overview

The aim of the Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership is to undertake RD&E activities that improve the:

  • Physical health of farming and fishing workers and their families.
  • Mental health of farming and fishing families.
  • The safety of the work environment and practices in farming and fishing industries.

This program is funded by the Rural Industries R&D Corporation, Grains Research and Development Corporation, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australian Meat Processor Association, Meat & Livestock Australia, and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation.

The goal of this program is to improve the health and safety of workers and their families in the farming and fishing industries across Australia.

The Program covers physical and mental health and safety issues that are relevant to farming and farm families as well as those working in the fishing industry (both aquaculture and wild-catch sectors). 

The key target audiences for health and safety information are business owners, managers and employees, who with their families live on Australian farms and in fishing communities.

Improvement in the physical and mental well-being of these groups resulting from investment in RD&E is the key outcome of the Program.

The Program will also improve consultation and communication with health professionals and researchers working in the field of rural health and safety.

Program Aim

To support increasingly healthy, safe and productive working lives in the primary industries through investment in RD&E to drive sustainable improvements to work health and safety outcomes



R&D Plan

The Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership 2013-2017 Plan sets out the objectives and accompanying strategies for R&D under the Program. 

Key contacts and links

External Research Manager

Mr Simon Winter
Ph: 0419 720 700
Email: simon@swinter.com.au


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Current projects

All of RIRDC's current primary industries health and safety program research projects appear here. Click on a project name for more information about that project.

Completed projects

All primary industries health and safety program research projects completed by RIRDC appear here. Click on a project name for more information about that project.

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