Monthly Safety Blast – Preventing Zoonotic Diseases

Avoid the “love” bugs, don’t kiss the animals! We know love is in the air this month. And while there isn’t really a love bug, viruses, bacteria, funguses, parasites, and other microorganisms can pass from people to animals and vice versa especially through kissing. WHAT ARE ZOONOTIC DISEASES? Zoonotic Diseases, or zoonoses, are infectious diseases … Read more

Monthly Safety Blast- Protecting Your Legacy

A recent study by Penn State researchers revealed agriculture-related injuries are more numerous than previously known. From 2015-2019, more than 60,000 people were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal, agricultural-related injuries. The journal of AgroMedicine recently published findings that revealed most injuries in agriculture occurred from April through September. The most common injury was fracture, … Read more

Monthly Safety Blast – Healthy Harvest

When it comes to the fall harvest, there is a lot to be done. A sense of urgency can lead to more injuries and incidents. This month’s article includes 6 tips to keep family and workers safe on the farm. Pre-planning for harvest season is especially paramount when it comes to preventing life-altering incidents. Step … Read more

Monthly Safety Blasts – Hearing Loss

Did you know that hearing loss is permanent? Working in an agriculture, forestry, or fishing can be noisy! Extended exposure to machinery, equipment, and even some animals can lead to hearing loss.  Check out the image below to see how loud is too loud Cost-Effective Ways To Prevent Hearing Loss Wear hearing protection and provide it … Read more

Monthly Safety Blasts – Tractor Safety

  Of all agricultural work-related hazards, tractors are involved in the highest number of fatalities with tractor overturns accounting for 130 deaths each year. A very high percentage of these incidents could have been prevented if the operator was wearing a standard seat belt and the tractor was equipped with a roll-bar or Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS). … Read more

Monthly Safety Blast – Slips, Trips, & Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are a leading cause of workplace injuries and many of these incidents can be prevented with proper training, good housekeeping, and a careful eye. Farmers and ranchers have a high risk of slips, trips, and falls due to the various working surfaces in agricultural settings. Working conditions in the southern United … Read more