Scott Heiberger, National Farm Medicine Center, shared with us the top three causes of injuries, safety prevention strategies and resources to learn more.
Crop Storage & Handling
An increasingly popular agritourism activity – providing corn or other grains for children to play in – raises safety concerns. Here's why...
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.
Use these fall harvest tips about roadway safety, lock out tag out, fire prevention and nutrition to say safe. Farm Safety from the best in the field!
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.
What would happen in your community if someone became engulfed in grain while working in a grain bin? Both engulfment and entrapment can occur within just 4 or 5 seconds and an individual can be submerged to the point where they’re unable to free themselves. Be prepared!
“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.
Along with the warmer weather and longer days however comes the threat of severe weather. Learn how to utilize mobile technology to prepare for severe weather.