Monthly Safety Blast – Pesticide Safety for Nursery Workers

Nursery workers are often at risk of pesticide exposure whether it is from applying pesticides to handling plants recently sprayed with pesticides. Exposure to pesticides can occur through ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption. Adhering to safety guidelines can reduce the risk of harmful exposure and injury. What can workers do to avoid exposure to pesticides? … Read more

Monthly Safety Blast – The Importance of Sleep

Farming and ranching can be stressful and tiresome, and that stress can have a multidimensional effect on a person. There are numerous uncontrollable factors, such as unpredictable weather, sickness, unfortunate equipment breakdowns, time limitations, and economic markets that cause stress in the lives of farm families. One stress factor that plays a significant role in … Read more

ROPS Rebate Program – Saving Lives for Generations

How It Works The National ROPS Rebate Program (NRRP) is a voluntary program that provides rebates for approximately 70%* of the cost of purchasing and installing a ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure; rollbar) kit. This rebate covers the ROPS kit (rollbar and seatbelt), shipping, and professional installation, if desired. What are ROPS? Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) … Read more

Monthly Safety Blast – Winter Driving for Loggers

Be prepared for winter driving conditions. Safe winter driving takes extra skills, knowledge, preparation, and time than driving in summer on clear, dry roads.  Snow, ice, and cold temperatures make roads slippery and cause your vehicle to react differently. Know the facts: Driving too fast for conditions is the #1 reason for rural road crashes. … Read more