Manure is a valuable resource for crop production. When working with manure, remember to work safely and avoid cutting corners. As manure decomposes, invisible
The UMASH Farm Safety Check is a quick review to identify and fix potential hazards before they cause harm to your family and employees – and your bottom line. Farm Safety Check will focus on a different topic, offering checklists and tips to help identify hazards, along with resources to remedy any problems.
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FARM SAFETY CHECK TOPICS
Farm Safety Check: Manure Management
Farm Safety Check: Healthy Habits: Eat Well to Stay Well
OCTOBER 2022 Farmers are busy. Long days, unpredictable weather and machinery breakdowns can all add to the stress of the job. Staying healthy by
Farm Safety Check: Eye Protection on the Farm
JUNE 2022 Eye injuries can translate into pain, related eye diseases, and loss of time, money, and possibly your eyesight. Wear proper eye protection
Farm Safety Check: Towing
Winter and spring can be tough seasons for towing, with conditions including snow, ice and mud. Towing can be dangerous in a number of ways, some of which
Farm Safety Check: Preventing Field Fires
Harvest is a busy time for many farms. As cooler temperatures replace summer heat, crops begin to dry down rapidly, increasing risk for dangerous fires
Farm Safety Check: Farm First Aid
First aid kits should be a staple on farms, and readily available. Farming is a dangerous occupation. Having a well stocked first aid kit can help you
Farm Safety Check: Working Alone
There are tasks that should never be done alone on the farm, such as working in a confined space. In fact, it’s usually best to work in pairs or groups.
Farm Safety Check: Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms – bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites become resistant to antimicrobial substances, like
Farm Safety Check: Working in the Cold
Cold temperatures pose serious threats to a person’s health, leading to frostbite, hypothermia, or trench foot, which occurs when the feet have been
Farm Safety Check: Preventing Building Fires
Fires pose serious threats to the wellbeing of livestock and humans. Farms have many flammable materials, such as pesticides, cobwebs, dust, bedding, hay,
Farm Safety Check: Does Your Farm Have a Health and Safety Program During COVID-19?
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: 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: COVID-19 Infection Prevention
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we work on the farm. You and/or your employee(s) can use this form to complete safety checks in light of the pandemic.
Farm Safety Check: STOP-THINK-ACT
This is a simple, yet powerful safety tool that encourages everyone on the farm to consider the task or chore at hand, to ask themselves how their own
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: Whole Body Vibration
Whole body vibration is happening when doing many farm chores – like operating machinery or riding an ATV. Whole body vibration (WBV) occurs when
Farm Safety Check: Tractor Safety
Tractors are nearly universal on the farm. While a critical piece of equipment, tractors are also the number one cause of death on the farm. Take the time
Farm Safety Check: Worker Protection Standard
Working with pesticides is a regular occurrence for many individuals involved with agriculture. While working with pesticides may be inevitable, incidental
Farm Safety Check: Keeping Children Safe
A priority for farmers and workers is to keep children safe on the farm. Take time to talk about the dangers and take steps now to ensure your kids, their
Farm Safety Check: Hay and Silage Harvest
Warm weather means hay and silage season for many farms. Moving parts, dusts, long days, and roadway hazards are a few of the ways haying and silage harvest
Farm Safety Check: Tick-borne Disease
Tick-borne disease is a serious health-concern across the Upper Midwest, particularly for anyone working outdoors. Farmers might be more likely to walk
Farm Safety Check: Safe Digging
Preparation is the first step on any project. Before starting a new digging project on the farm, call 811 before you dig. Hitting a buried utility is dangerous
Farm Safety Check: Sharps Handling Safety
Farmers, ranchers, veterinarians, and agricultural workers are susceptible to needlestick injuries on the job. Prevent these kinds of injuries through
Farm Safety Check: Skid Steer Safety
Skid steers are a common and critical piece of equipment on the farm. With moving buckets, blind spots, and varying center of balance, these machines can
Farm Safety Check: Manure Application
When applying manure, it is important to remember to work safely and avoid cutting corners. Besides general machinery safety, there are many additional
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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