Rural safety receives grant boost
A push to improve safety in rural industries, by providing practical tools, has won a statewide competition, including a $20,000 grant to help #plantaseedforsafety.
Alex Thomas, who also won the AgriFutures Rural Woman earlier this year, was announced as a recipient of the Augusta Zadow awards for her work to encourage on-farm safety.
This includes a social media campaign, using the #PlantASeedForSafety hashtag, which will celebrate the role of rural women and amplify the good work already being done to manage risk on rural properties and communities.
Ms Thomas will use the funding to promote practical tools for safety in rural areas, which as injuries and fatalities among the highest in any industry.
She will also profile 100 rural women online who have improved safety on their property or in their communities, to engage and inspire others to find meaningful ways to improve work health and safety.
“I’m hoping to engage and empower rural women to take the lead in inspiring rural men to make safer choices,” she said.