Mom and Dad,
help me answer the following questions about farm and home
safety. I know you want me to be safe and I want you to teach
children kept off equipment?
we follow the NO SEAT NO RIDER rule when using
farm tractors, riding lawn mowers, home and garden tractors
is it dangerous to have extra riders on equipment?
would happen if the extra rider were bumped or knocked
off the equipment?
you stop in time if I fell off?
small children kept away from work areas?
children are hurt because they are asked to do dangerous
jobs they are not physically or mentally mature enough to
shields and guards in place on all equipment?
machine operators careful to avoid wearing loose fitting
clothing or long dangling hair around the moving parts
could happen if shields and guards were left off so
people could see the moving parts of equipment?
dangerous chemicals and cleaners around the house and farm
kept locked up and stored in their original containers?
are some farm and home chemicals dangerous?
everyone in our family know what to do in an emergency?
emergency numbers like the fire department, rescue squad,
police and poison control center listed near the phone
along with directions to our home? :Yes :No
is this important?
could happen if I played on or around big tractor tires
leaning up against a barn or tree?
we have big tires that we need to lay on the ground?
can we do as a family to make our home or farm safer?
there are some dangers on our farm or around our house that
I forgot to ask about, will you promise to tell me about
them so I can be safe?
I pledge to do everything reasonable to promote and practice
safety in our home or on our farm.
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This document is produced by the University of Vermont Extension
System Farm Safety Program. RR1 Box 2280, Morrisville, Vermont
05661. Phone: (802) 888-4972. Fax: (802) 888-2432.
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