Safety

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. PPE is used when there is some type of hazard that has been identified and cannot be eliminated or controlled through other means. Simply stated, when we have personal protective equipment requirements, it means there is a hazard that may cause you injury and failing to use the prescribed equipment puts you in potential danger. 

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.