Archive For The “Agriculture/Crops” Category

Agriculture Safety Matters: Put a Stop fo Poor Lifting Techniques

By | April 22, 2014

Whether you are lifting a particularly heavy object or a cumbersome load, you could get seriously injured by using improper carrying technique. Injuries caused by poor lifting and unsafe handling practices are some of the most common in the agriculture industry today. When you are handling large loads without the help of a machine or […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Handling Flammable and Combustible Liquids

By | April 22, 2014

Flammable and combustible liquids are present in many frequently used substances. Gasoline, diesel fuel, oil, and many common products such as solvents, thinners, cleaners, adhesives, paints, waxes, and polishes may be highly flammable or combustible. And if used or stored improperly, these types of liquids can cause serious injury or death. To understand the dangers […]

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Agriculture Playing it Safe: The Best Footwear for Your Job

By | February 28, 2014

With all the equipment you may use to do your job, ensuring that your body is protected is extremely important in agriculture. This applies to every part of your body, especially your feet. Since you are often exposed to conditions that could potentially be hazardous to your feet, wearing safety footwear is essential in protecting […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: What to do in the Event of a Chemical Spill, Leak, or Explosion

By | February 28, 2014

You may come into contact or be exposed to hazardous chemicals throughout your work day, putting you at serious risk for injuries due to explosions. For this reason, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires worksites where hazardous chemicals are used to have an emergency action plan (EAP).¬† takes this requirement seriously, as employee […]

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Agriculture Playing it Safe: The Dos and Don’ts of Grain Augers

By | February 28, 2014

Though grain augers have made farming tasks much easier than manual grain handling, they are one of the main causes of injury and death in agribusiness. According to a study by North Dakota State University, grain augers cause more injuries and fatalities than any other piece of equipment in relation to the amount of time […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Personal Protective Equipment Matters

By | February 28, 2014

You know that agricultural work is particularly dangerous, but did you know that employees in agriculture have a risk of fatality that is more than double that of the average worker?   Engineering controls are the first line of defense against occupational injury and fatalities. However, these methods do not always offer the maximum protection […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Handling Livestock Safely

By | February 19, 2014

Did you know that many serious livestock handling injuries are caused by a single agitated animal? To reduce your risk of a livestock-inflicted injury while on the job, keep in mind the following safety tips.   Reducing Stress to Reduce Risks According to Auburn University, animals that are handled gently experience less stress, and therefore […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Big Bale Handling

By | February 19, 2014

Did you know that a big round bale of hay weighs between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds? Since they are so heavy, agricultural workers must make safety awareness a priority in order to avoid injuries.   Pre-Harvest Precautions Inspect the tractor-baler combination and make sure that all the shields are in place. This is especially important […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Forklift Drivers, Make Safety Your Priority

By | February 19, 2014

Forklifts, also called powered industrial trucks, help us perform essential tasks around the farm, but they are also quite dangerous. Driving a forklift is a serious responsibility and should not be taken lightly. Forklift drivers must be properly trained and follow all safety procedures and precautions.   Below are some of the basic safety practices […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Grain Handling Safety

By | February 19, 2014

Agricultural workers are at a serious risk of injury and/or death when installing, climbing into, fumigating, entering, filling, or emptying a silo. ¬†Because of the nature of the conditions present, workers may be exposed to hazards, such as a lack of oxygen, toxic gases, explosive atmospheres, and grain entrapment. To reduce your risk of injury, […]

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