UMASH Farm Safety Check

UMASH Farm Safety Check
Agriculture can be a dangerous job.  Too often we hear or read of farm incidents where a farm worker or family member was seriously injured or killed.  At UMASH, we believe these injuries are preventable.

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.


“Every farm is unique.  It takes an individual approach to address common hazards.  The best way to do that is having a routine way to review the farm environment for potential hazards.  There are many ways of working on a farm that can lead to injury or illness. All injuries are preventable.”

Bruce H. Alexander, PhD
Director, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH)

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.