Safety

Harvesting Safety: Precautions for agricultural workers

Harvesting Safety: Precautions for agricultural workers

Nov 01, 2019

Operating machinery when you are fatigued or under the influence can result in injuries. Before anything else, prepare your body for the season.

October Safety Tip: Tips For Teens In Agriculture

October Safety Tip: Tips For Teens In Agriculture

Oct 02, 2019

Every year, thousands of farm workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents. According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the nation. Be aware of the hazards and safety practices on a farm, especially as a young worker.

September Safety Tip: Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards

September Safety Tip: Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards

Sep 03, 2019

When farming workers suffer injuries from machinery, they can often be severe or even fatal. Therefore, it is important that you recognize potential hazards and take the necessary precautions to avoid injuries.

August Safety Tip: Extra Riders are a Hazard

August Safety Tip: Extra Riders are a Hazard

Aug 01, 2019

Many think an extra rider is harmless, but it is important that you understand the safety hazards involved with this dangerous practice.

July Safety Tip: Lifting Precautions for Farm Workers

July Safety Tip: Lifting Precautions for Farm Workers

Jul 01, 2019

Your job in agriculture involves lifting heavy loads and stooping excessively, both of which can cause serious back injury. Back soreness or injury not only interferes with your daily work, it can also affect the rest of your life. Take the following precautions when lifting on the job to avoid back pain or injury.

Evading Pinch Point Hazards

Evading Pinch Point Hazards

Jun 04, 2019

Nearly all equipment you work with on the farm presents pinch point hazards, and it is a common misconception that these types of injuries cannot be serious. Use these tips to steer clear of harm.

Tractor Safety

Tractor Safety

May 03, 2019

Tractor accidents are one of the main cause of farming deaths. Losing control of the equipment can result in the operator or bystanders being run over and crushed. Use these tips as reminders on how to prevent injuries on the job.

April Safety Tip: Beating the Heat by Staying Hydrated

April Safety Tip: Beating the Heat by Staying Hydrated

Apr 03, 2019

In the simplest terms, dehydration occurs when you lose more water than you take in. Staying hydrated is important to keep all your body functions running smoothly. Because in an agricultural setting you work outdoors or in warm environments, you’ll want to take extra precautions to stay hydrated as summer heats up.
 

March Safety Tip: Personal Protective Equipment Basics

March Safety Tip: Personal Protective Equipment Basics

Mar 05, 2019

Agricultural work is one of the most dangerous industries in the country; the risk of employee fatality is nearly double that of the average worker. Because of this, the proper use and care of personal protective equipment (PPE) is crucial to your health and safety. 

February Safety Tip: Be Cautious of Unguarded Machinery

February Safety Tip: Be Cautious of Unguarded Machinery

Feb 04, 2019

Exposure to unguarded machinery causes over 18,000 amputations, abrasions, lacerations and crushing injuries every year. Despite efforts to protect you from those hazards, some may not have been anticipated and guarded. Even a small change in a machine’s usage can expose you and those around you to new risks.

January Safety Tip: Be Careful When Working at Heights

January Safety Tip: Be Careful When Working at Heights

Jan 07, 2019

Falls are among the most common causes of serious injury and even death in the workplace. When working at heights, one small mistake could turn a routine work task into a casualty.