Safe Cattle Handling Guide – an ACHAS resource

The cattle industry is a key agricultural industry in Australia. However, those working in the industry are at risk of injury and illness associated with their work.


This safety guide aims to assist cattle producers improve the health and safety of workers handling cattle by identifying safety hazards and outlining options to control safety risk. It is not designed as a compulsory standard which you must meet. However, issues that are the subject of specific legislation are noted.


Action to improve health and safety in the industry is not only a responsible step to take in terms of human health; it is a legislated responsibility under Work Health and Safety Acts and Regulations in each State. For all these reasons, it makes good business sense to manage safety and reduce the high cost of injury.


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