Each farm operation is unique in the number and types of farm buildings and shops. These structures are crucial to farm operation, but may also pose potential safety risks. Farm workers and families spend a lot of time in these buildings and shops while performing daily tasks. Precautions must be taken to keep workers, visitors, children, and families safe.
Have you taken the proper steps to ensure the safety of the buildings and shops on your farm?
The checklist below lists a few common hazards you can look for and fix to keep your workers and family safe.
- Are all buildings free of trash, junk or tools in the walkways and work areas?
- Are wood floors free of rotten or broken floor boards, exposed nails or other defects?
- Are concrete floors free from badly broken sections, raised areas, slippery spots or other defects?
- Are stairs and ladders in good condition? Are handrails secure?
- Are low ceilings, doors or beams marked with warning signs, streamers, or other identification?
You and/or your employee(s) can download and print a pdf checklist to complete safety checks on your farm. Keep the completed forms for follow-up, future reference and inspections.DOWNLOAD PDF CHECKLIST
WHAT IS THE UMASH FARM SAFETY CHECK?
The UMASH Farm Safety Check is a quick monthly review to identify and fix potential hazards before they cause harm to your family and employees – and your bottom line.
Each month, Farm Safety Check will focus on a different topic, offering checklists and tips for identifying hazards, along with resources to remedy any problems. Use the Farm Safety Check checklists and resources to reinforce safety practices throughout the year and help prevent incidents and injuries for workers, visitors, and farm families.