Sallie Jones of Gippsland Jersey, Victoria, Photographer: Catherine Forge, Source: Museums Victoria via the Invisible Farmer Project   

Celebrating rural women and amplifying the improvement of work health and safety in rural industries

“The flow on effect of drought, Q Fever and other related ailments has had a profound impact not only on my Dad’s health, but my family and our livelihood. 

In conjunction with having had to care for Dad in varying capacities since I was around 15 years old, this has inspired the dedication of my life’s work to the improvement of work health and safety in rural industries.

The #PlantASeedForSafety campaign is about celebrating rural women and amplifying industry-driven, practical solutions to prevent people from getting hurt – one conversation at a time.

Paperwork doesn’t save lives – but rural women who are prepared to #PlantASeedForSafety – do”.

Alex Thomas, Campaign Founder

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Life as a rural woman takes on many different roles. Whether you’re a farmer, a fisherman’s wife, a station hand, a shearer’s cook, a mother, a governess, a stock agent, a community nurse – or all of the above –  you all have the following in common:

  • You are capable.
  • You are connected to community.
  • You are an expert, in your business, your male counterparts and the rural way of life.
  • You are risk averse, and you know about the dangers in the workplace, and more importantly;
  • You care. 

The simple fact is this: it doesn’t matter what role(s) you fill, how long you’ve been a ‘rural woman’ or how much you know about work health and safety. 

You are perfectly positioned to #PlantASeedForSafety, and I want to hear from you.

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Preventing people from getting hurt at work shouldn’t be about policies, penalties or paperwork.

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