People who work in the farming and livestock industry face varied risks. Heavy equipment, livestock, trips and falls — even exposure to chemicals and sun — make it important to establish a culture of safety. Farming and livestock businesses are unique because families who live and work on the premises are also often at risk. Utilizing available resources to help maintain a functioning safety program is the most effective way to keep awareness high and injuries low in an agricultural operation.
Musculoskeletal injuries in agricultural employees are increasingly common, often due to improper lifting and repetitive activities associated with a strenuous work environment. Additionally, employees are exposed to chemicals, sun, machinery and more, which is why safety should be a top priority in the industry.
Agricultural Machinery Hazards
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety
Crop Protection Chemical Safety
Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Farm Workers
Falls from Tractors and Trailing Equipment
Preventing Hantavirus in the Workplace
Protecting Workers from Heat Illness
Safe Use of Harvesting Equipment
Safety Checklist for Used Machinery Selection
Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape
The use, handling, and storage of crop protection chemicals
Preparing for Floods, Hail and Storm Damage