11 Tips for Farm Safety

STAY SAFE WHILE HARVESTING AND PLANTING

When it’s time to head out into the fields for planting or harvesting, it’s important to make safety a priority. Keep yourself and your family safe with these smart tips for your busy time of year.


SPRING PLANTING

Protect Your Senses: Wear hearing and eye protection around running machinery.

Breathe Smart: Use appropriate masks to filter dust and mold.

Dress for Success: If using chemicals, use chemical respirators. Wear appropriate gloves and protective clothing.

Know Your Chemicals: Learn safe handling for all types of agricultural chemicals.


FALL HARVESTING

Air It Out: Ventilate silo headspace at least 30 minutes before entering to remove concentrations of harmful — or lethal — gas.

Drive Smart: Always disengage the PTO before getting off a tractor.

Step with Care: Never step across a rotating power shaft.

Stay Fitted: Never wear loose fitting clothes around moving parts.

Stop the Roll: When unhitching wagons or carts from a tractor always use wheel blocks to prevent rollaway accidents.

Keep Out: Make sure bystanders stay clear of the harvesting process.

Stay Vigilant: Closely supervise children in work areas.


Keep these tips top of mind and you’ll keep stress to a minimum and productivity to a maximum!

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