When applying manure, it is important to remember to work safely and avoid cutting corners. Besides general machinery safety, there are many additional
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 to help identify hazards, along with resources to remedy any problems.
UMASH Farm Safety Check topics will include: animal handling, family safety, chemical storage, tractor safety, emergency preparedness, crop and feed storage, fire prevention, electrical safety, working from heights, augers and elevators, chemical application and more.
Use Farm Safety Check to reinforce safety practices throughout the year.
Blank Safety Checklist
Topic-specific checklists are provided in the topics listed below.
Use this blank form to list additional safety hazards.
FARM SAFETY CHECK TOPICS
Farm Safety Check: Manure Application
Farm Safety Check: Hearing Protection
Hearing loss is permanent and irreversible. October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, and it’s also a time of year farmers are working around combines,
Farm Safety Check: Stress and Wellness
In farming, there’s a lot out of your control, creating stress that can potentially lead to serious impacts on your well-being. Check in on yourself,
Farm Safety Check: Silage Storage
Silage bunkers and silos have unique hazards, like silo gas, dusts that may contain mold, avalanches, falls, and more. Silage gas formation during the
Farm Safety Check: Sun Safety
Those working in agriculture are at a higher risk for skin cancer because of time spent in the sun. It’s important to take multiple steps to protect
Farm Safety Check: Safety for Working Youth
Children, teens, and adults working on farms face hazards not encountered in other jobs. Youth doing work that doesn’t match their developmental level
Farm Safety Check: Roadway Safety
Spring and fall are some of the busiest seasons for farm equipment on the road, so gear up for a safe, attentive year on the roads. Rural roads pose special
Farm Safety Check: Fatigue
Fatigue has serious negative impacts on physical and mental health. Operating machinery when you’re sleep deprived can be as dangerous as operating machinery
Farm Safety Check: Livestock Facilities & Handling Safety
Stressed livestock are more likely to injure themselves, their handlers, and are more difficult to work with. Providing stockmanship training for workers
Farm Safety Check: Does your farm have a health and safety program?
A sound safety and health program is an effective way to manage risks, protect your business and the people working and living on your farm. Whether you
Farm Safety Check: Manure Gas
Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, and extremely hazardous gas. It is produced by the breakdown of animal wastes or manure. It is heavier than
Farm Safety Check: Fire Prevention
What’s really at stake when it comes to fire safety on your farm? Take some extra steps to ensure the safety of your family and employees, and protect
Farm Safety Check: Emergency Preparedness
Is your farm ready in the event of an accident, fire or a force of Mother Nature? Many times we take for granted being prepared for these unforeseen
Farm Safety Check: Agritourism
Allowing people to visit your farm provides a unique opportunity for you to tell the story of your farm, and for the members of the public to learn more
Farm Safety Check: Heat Illness
Farming is a profession where much of the work occurs outside and because of that farm workers can be exposed to extreme temperatures. Summer heat and
Farm Safety Check: ATV
Agricultural workers all over the world rely on ATVs to complete tasks on the farm; however, despite the usefulness of ATVs, serious injuries can result
Farm Safety Check: Electrical Safety
Electrical safety is key to prevent fires, user related accidents, electrocution and potential death. Take a look at possible electrical hazards on your
Farm Safety Check: Keeping Children Safe
APRIL 2017 Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and each day, 33 children are injured. This is according to the 2017 Childhood
Farm Safety Check: Chemical Storage Area
Safe storage of chemicals on the farm is critical to you, your family, workers, visitors and livestock. Maintaining a proper chemical storage room or building
Farm Safety Check: Grain Handling Safety
Grain handling is a high-hazard activity, where workers face serious injury and death. Youth should not be in grain bins or silos or in/around flat storage
Farm Safety Check: Farm Buildings and Shops
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