Agri Safety

Scientists in 'call for action' on farm antibiotic use

Scientists in 'call for action' on farm antibiotic use
19-11-2013 10:19 AM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Scientists in 'call for action' on farm antibiotic use
A newly published report has highlighted for the first time the link between the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and the bigger issue of overuse...
15-11-2013 03:22 AM | Agri Safety, Appointments, News
NFU Mutual board member joins Farm Safety Partnership
John Calver, Regional Manager at NFU Mutual, the UK's leading rural insurer has recently joined the Farm Safety Partnership board to help promote a cu...
31-10-2013 03:01 AM | Agri Safety, News
Workplace injuries hit 'all time low'
Figures published today by the Heath and Safety Executive show an 11 per cent drop in major injuries compared to 2011/12. The provisional statisti...
08-10-2013 11:42 AM | Agri Safety, News, Property News
Farmers urged to prepare for new buildings legislation
Farmers Urged to Prepare for New Buildings Legislation Farmers planning new buildings on their land must ensure they are CE marked – or risk findin...
Scientists quantify human deaths due to antibiotic use in chickens
Approximately 280 people are dying every year in the UK from blood infections caused by a highly antibiotic-resistant E. coli superbug, acquired from ...
06-08-2013 02:06 AM | Agri Safety, News
Farmers reminded of safety as school holidays start
NFU Cymru will use this week’s Eisteddfod to remind farmers and their families to remain safe. With the school holidays just starting, farmers are bei...
01-08-2013 03:18 AM | Agri Safety, News
Motorists warned after farm vehicle accident
Tractor drivers and motorists have been warned of the dangers of farm vehicles driving with their buckets down after a farm insurance inspector was in...
20-07-2013 03:19 AM | Agri Safety, News
Royal Welsh Show: 'Everyone has a part to play in farm safety'
NFU Cymru will use next week’s Royal Welsh Show to remind farmers and their families to remain safe. With the Royal Welsh Show being the biggest li...
18-07-2013 10:20 AM | Agri Safety, News, Products
Uralchem registers its calcium nitrate in accordance with REACH
URALCHEM has registered its anhydrous calcium nitrate with the European Chemicals Agency in accordance with the European Community Regulation on chemi...
18-07-2013 00:46 AM | Agri Safety, News
Employers urged to take care of young people starting summer jobs
Workers are far more likely to be injured in workplace accidents during the first few months of a new job than at any other time says the British Safe...
04-07-2013 07:31 AM | Agri Safety, News
Agriculture remains industry with highest fatal injuries
The number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen, official statistics published today show. Provisional data released by the Health and Sa...
16-04-2013 14:20 PM | Agri Safety, Dairy, News
Dairy farmers: Your health and safety matters to GEA
In light of recent statistics by the Health and Safety Executive highlighting agriculture as the sector having the highest injury and death rates in t...
21-03-2013 10:21 AM | Agri Safety, News
Lyme disease needs more awareness, study shows
Potentially deadly to humans, Lyme disease is a high-profile vector-borne infection that is increasing in significance in the UK and consequently impa...
Proterra Foundation's 2013 conference to be held in Netherlands
The ProTerra Foundation, the not for profit organisation set up to support the European food and feed industries in sourcing sustainably produced, non...
NFU attacks RSPCA over badger warning
The National Farmers' Union has said the RSPCA 'overstepped the mark' over comments made about 'naming and shaming' people involved in the badger cull...
31-10-2012 11:55 AM | Agri Safety, Finance, News, Renewable Energy
Fracking should proceed 'with caution' warns CIWEM
The government should proceed with caution over fracking warns the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), in its new pol...
31-10-2012 10:44 AM | Agri Safety, News
Agriculture related injuries up from last year
Figures published today show slight falls in a number of key areas of workplace ill-health and injury but the agricultural sector recorded 362 major i...
19-10-2012 08:41 AM | Agri Safety, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
Lancashire growers face ruin after drainage floods
Thousands of acres of valuable potatoes, vegetables and salads in the West Lancashire area have had to be written off after drainage ditches overflowe...
18-10-2012 14:03 PM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Swine influenza affecting large number of herds
The incidence of swine influenza in pig herds in the UK and Ireland could be higher than expected if the results of a recent survey are replicated acr...
15-10-2012 12:00 PM | Agri Safety, News
Wet summers lead to barn blazes
Wet summer weather over the last two years has led to at least five major farm blazes caused by spontaneous combustion worth a total of £130,000, acco...
15-10-2012 08:42 AM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, Cattle, News
RSPCA accused of bullying after badger cull threats
The NFU has accused the RSPCA of hypocrisy after farmers were warned they could lose their valued Freedom Foods status if they supported or allowed ba...
02-10-2012 12:09 PM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
FUW urges farmers to use rodenticides correctly
Farmers’ Union of Wales’ land use and parliamentary committee chairman Gavin Williams today urged farmers to consider their on-farm rat control measur...
02-10-2012 12:00 PM | Agri Safety, News, Property News
Scottish farmers 'to help clear roads' this winter
Transport Scotland, the National Farmers Union and local authorities have agreed a national code of practice to make better use of farmers’ support th...
Mexican avian flu 'nightmare' as 25m birds lost
Two leaders of the Mexican egg industry have spoken of their "nightmare" after an estimated 25 million laying birds were lost in an outbreak of avian ...
27-09-2012 13:42 PM | Agri Safety, News
Air pollution 'is a forgotten public health crisis'
Poor air quality has been found to cause 29,000 premature deaths in the UK each year. Meanwhile the Government is failing to recognise the impact of i...
27-09-2012 09:37 AM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, Finance, News
Farm fire checks launched after claims triple
Montgomeryshire NFU Cymru has joined with Mid and West Wales Fire Service to launch a new free service to reduce the number of farm fires. The camp...
18-09-2012 10:32 AM | Agri Safety, News, NFU, Slurry and Irrigation
Beware of dangers of working with slurry, unions warn
Farming associations are warning of the dangers of working with slurry following the deaths of three members of a farming family in Northern Ireland. ...
17-09-2012 07:58 AM | Finance, News, Agri Safety
Workplace accident scheme could cost firms £43.7m
New laws designed to recover the estimated £44 million annual cost of investigating workplace accidents could cost Scottish businesses thousands of po...
30-08-2012 12:08 PM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Liver fluke prevalence at very high levels
Farmers are being warned about a “very high” prevalence of liver fluke disease across the UK in the latest National Animal Disease Information Service...
Cuts could leave council vulnerable to animal diseases
Data on animal movement that may be essential in the event of a disease outbreak such as food and mouth, will no longer be kept on file by Cumbria cou...
20-08-2012 16:52 PM | Agri Safety, News
Urgent action needed on phosphorus, urges CIWEM
Urgent action is needed to reduce the rate of phosphorus depletion said The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) in its...
14-08-2012 08:52 AM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News
Law Commission seeks views on wildlife laws
In a consultation opening today, the Law Commission is seeking views on how wildlife law should be modernised. The current law regulating wildlife ...
08-08-2012 15:02 PM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News
New vaccine against PPR launched
A new vaccine against Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a severe, fast-spreading viral livestock disease, has been launched by MSD Animal Health. P...
Clarification sought over timing of plant shutdown
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is being asked to clarify whether input was sought from the Scottish farming industry over its d...
07-08-2012 12:49 PM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep
Schmallenberg virus circulating, say scientists
Schmallenberg virus could circulate across the UK after the virus has over-wintered according to results uncovered by the Royal Veterinary College and...
18-07-2012 08:53 AM | Agri Safety, News
Road safety report 'does not address rural accidents'
The number of people killed on Britain's roads has risen 3%, the first rise in eight years according to a report released today. The road safety re...
04-07-2012 07:32 AM | Agri Safety, News
Concerns over health and safety charges
Plans by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to charge farmers who break health and safety laws have attracted concern by farming unions. Despite...
Plant science critical to the health of the nation
Innovation in plant science is essential not only to safeguard the supply of safe, high quality, affordable food, but also to maintain the health and ...
15-03-2012 14:16 PM | Agri Safety, News, Shows and Events
New date for health and safety cost recovery scheme
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today announced that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention, is going ahead but will now not start i...
Farmers get lessons in health and safety
More than 100 farmers from across Devon and Cornwall have taken part in a series of practical workshops to highlight health and safety and cut the num...
NFU signs new farm safety charter for Wales
NFU Cymru has today signed up to a new Farm Health and Safety Charter for Wales to help raise awareness of the dangers faced when working in the agric...
24-11-2011 10:20 AM | Agri Safety, News
Farm safety day to tackle accident problem
A farm safety day has been organised at a Corwen farm in December to help raise machinery safety awareness among farmers and to help reduce the number...
02-11-2011 17:57 PM | Agri Safety, News
MEP calls for protection for agricultural workers
The Health and Safety Executive has today published new figures on health and safety in the workplace which reveal that one in five workplace deaths h...
06-04-2011 11:17 AM | Agri Safety, News
LAA offers to provide 'vital link' to spread farm safety policy
The Livestock Auctioneers Association is offering the use of its extensive network of auction markets across the country to help the agricultural indu...
30-09-2010 11:32 AM | NFU, Agri Safety, News
Summit to focus on farm safety
In a groundbreaking move, figures from across agriculture and horticulture will gather today (Thursday) at an industry summit that aims to substantial...
20-07-2010 11:27 AM | Agri Safety, News
FSA to keep crucial safety role
Public confidence in food safety issues will be protected, as the Government confirmed its intention to retain the Food Standards Agency (FSA) with a ...
26-09-2005 00:00 AM | Agri Safety, News
HSE safety awareness day for Farmers and Growers
In an effort to reduce the number of people killed and injured in the agricultural industry, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is holding a free S...
22-12-2003 00:00 AM | Agri Safety, News
Judge warns farmers on safety modifications after manslaughter case
High Court Judge Mr Justice Morland warned the "extreme dangers" of modifying farm equipment would "not be tolerated" after a farm...
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