COVID-19 and Work Health and Safety

Coronavirus in the agricultural workplace 

Employers can find information about coronavirus including; what it is, how it spreads, who is most at risk, and what you can do to help stop it spreading on the following websites: 

Work Health and Safety (WHS) resources

​​​​​WorkSafe Tasman​ia's Coronavirus webpage​ including information on employer responsibilities and incident notification obligations, as well as links to resources on COVID-​​​19 workpla​ce safety in different industries, workers compensation, health and mental wellbeing, and business/employment. Where appropriate, the site links to the Safe Work Australia website or information from other jurisdictions.

​Safe Work A​ust​​ralia's website ​​​has been ​updated to provide a central information hub for WHS guidance and tools to help manage risks posed by COVID-19. 

​The industry​ resources​​​ page also includes links to sector-specific information and resources for managing COVID-19 WHS risks. This includes the National Farmers’ Federation COVID-19 Workplace Guide which includes:
  • practical information for all agricultural businesses on COVID-19
  • good hygiene and social distancing practices
  • access to labour and workforce planning
  • WHS obligations
  • industrial relations
  • useful links
Safe Farming Tasmania​ Senior WHS Advisors Phillip John and Stuart Beams can also advise you on managing other health and safety issues on your farm.  

Safe Farming Tasmania (support for farmers)​
Phone: 0407 015 400 Phill John 
Phone 0400 140 146 Stuart Beams 

WorkSafe Tasmani​​​a
Phone:  1300 366 322