How Does Safety Rate on Your Farm or Ranch?

  • Karsky, Thomas J.;
  • Jaussi, A. K.

Tom Karsky
Agriculture Safety




Priority level

Target date

Hazard corrected


Are steps and walkways roughened in facilities to prevent slips and falls?






Are walkways and aisles kept free of debris, manure, feed, etc.?






Are outside ramps, steps and entranceways protected from rain or spilled liquids that could freeze?






Are animal drugs and barn chemicals kept in a secure area in original containers?






Are pens, gates and fences in good condition, without protrusions?






Are ventilation fans and vents operative and in good condition?






Are heaters kept away from combustible materials?

Do you use special care in handling animals with newborn young?






Do you make animals aware of your approach so as not to frighten them?






Do you have cattle dehorned?

Do you forbid anyone to excite, tease or abuse animals?

Are icy areas in feedlots sanded?

Do you wear protective footwear and head protection when handling animals?






Do you leave yourself an "out" when working in close quarters with animals?






Are pets and animals immunized as required?


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