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
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: Keeping Children Safe
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