Scott Heiberger, National Farm Medicine Center, shared with us the top three causes of injuries, safety prevention strategies and resources to learn more.
Now would be a good time to walk through your buildings and shop with checklists in hand. Use this simple, effective tool to address potential hazards.
Always avoid entering a grain storage bin - if at all possible.If you have to enter, you MUST follow these rules - they SAVE LIVES!
People should avoid working outdoors when it is hot. That advice doesn’t always work for farmers.Take these precautions to avoid a heat-related illness.
Been Farming Long? If not, you’re at high risk for injury. Men and women who’ve been farming less than 10 years are at high risk for injury because agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S.
“Do I really need to go inside this grain bin?” That’s the first question farmers should ask before taking the risk of working inside a grain bin. If entering a bin is absolutely necessary, implementing grain bin entry safety practices will reduce the risk of injury or death.
More than 200 people in the United States have died as a result of grain suffocation in the last thirty years. More frighteningly, nearly one-third of the people trapped in flowing grain are children.
Make teen and children farm safety a priority on your farm. Teach kids the importance of grain bin safety, tractor safety and farm machinery safety.
Take the following tips into consideration to help keep children on your farm safe from manure pit dangers. Tips from Rural Mutual's Farm Safety Blog.