Archive For December 17th, 2013

Agriculture Safety Matters: ATV Safety for Agriculture Workers

By | December 17, 2013

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) can make doing everyday tasks easier, especially when riding on uneven surfaces and off-road paths, and carrying loads and supplies. Although ATVs add convenience, they also add to on-the-job hazards.   Ride Safe To remain safe while operating an ATV, practice the following safety tips:   Attend ATV instruction courses to learn […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Protecting Your Ears from Noise Hazards on the Farm

By | December 17, 2013

According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), some noises on the farm can lead to permanent hearing loss or ringing, buzzing and roaring in the ears (known as tinnitus). Though this hearing damage may only seem like an annoyance today, if you do not protect yourself now, the damage will be […]

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Agriculture Risk Insights: Assess Your Child Labor Compliance

By | December 17, 2013

The child labor rules that apply to agribusiness employment depend on the age of the young worker and the kind of job to be performed. The rules are the same for all youth, migrant children as well as local resident children. In addition to restrictions on hours, the Secretary of Labor has found that certain […]

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