You are in your work environment day in and day out. This makes it difficult to see hazards that may be present since you have gotten used to them. Please use this checklist to identify hazards and address them with practical solutions. Contact us if we can help. We can provide you with the latest information on farm safety and health. Our services and resources are provided to you through non-regulatory government grants and are free of charge.
Why should I be concerned about safety? Farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers may question why health and safety programs and policies would benefit them. Unsafe operations can cause injuries and illnesses. If you are unable to work, who will do the work? How will being short-handed affect your business? If people who work for you are injured, how does that affect your workers’ compensation insurance rates? Who covers for workers while they are gone? The following checklist is designed to help you identify hazards.
This checklist is not all-inclusive. You may have unique aspects to your operations that were not addressed here. Take time to consider workers' behaviours and equipment that could cause injuries or illnesses. Ask yourself what you could do to be safer. After all, protecting your health and safety will ultimately protect your business. This document is based on a publication and used with the permission of High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HI-CAHS).
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