provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the
Farm Safety Association has developed this safety checklist
to help you create a safe and healthy working environment for
you and your family. Please feel free to copy or duplicate the
list and give it to others in your area.
year in Ontario, farm family members die or are injured in
tragic accidents. Accidents can result in injury, death,
or property damage, and are often caused by unsafe acts or
conditions, faulty equipment, or human error.
of your workplace will help prevent injuries by identifying
hazards, recording them, and taking corrective action. You
must be committed to correcting the hazards in some
manner if you are to succeed in reducing accident potential.
Your inspection should not be taken lightly. You may need several family members or an outside set of eyes to see some hazards that you may pass every day. No work area can be 100% free of hazards. Include the questions "WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and HOW" for each area examined.
on a farm can be inspected year 'round . The home, buildings
and other structures are examples of this. Machinery and equipment
can best be inspected when gearing up for work in early spring,
or in operation. Static inspection examines the machine itself
(shields and guards, decals, wear and tear on parts), while
an inspection during equipment operation looks at unsafe acts
of the operator or hazards in the field.
As you go
through the various sections of the following inspection checklist,
answer the questions or statements by checking Yes
. If you have answered Yes,
no action is required.
If you have answered No,
then a hazard exists requiring
corrective action. You should then determine a priority level
for the hazard to indicate the urgency of the corrective action:
or property damage -
in the short term
term action can correct
a realistic target date to correct the hazard on the sheets.
When a hazard has been corrected, check it off in the last
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