My guarantee is that if a business follows the Farm Safety Management plan then that business will never lose a litigation brought by a worker for an injury or fatality. Simply put, there will be much fewer injuries or fatalities on a farming operation that strictly applies the principles of that Farm Safety Management Plan shown on the web-site above. There are more injuries and fatalities caused by tractor operations than any other cause by more than 50%. This statistic is true in all States of the United States and all foreign countries.
My farm safety training web-site has all training data needed to train all workers on all farms and all landscape maintenance businesses to support the Farm and Green Industry except for “how to safely operate a farm tractor or any harvest equipment” which can be found in the owner’s manual for all harvest equipment and farming tractors. The landscape maintenance training information does include basics on using small diesel tractors and Zero- Radius Lawn mowers. You may need to attend a tractor operation seminar for in-depth training on how to operate a farm tractor safely.
There are training materials on what is required to safely transport tractors over public highways and how to transport tractors and equipment on trailers to the site where they will be used, which is safer than driving the farming equipment over public highways. There is information on how to avoid slips trips and falls and how to lift heavy items correctly. Additional information on How to use ladders correctly and how to use the proper fire extinguisher for all types of fires is a part of my training agenda.
There is a link to an article on how to transport large round hay bales safely provided by a safety coordinator in Maine with his permission. We are also proud to offer a Farm Safety Management Program.
These are but a few of the safety training articles you will find on my farm and Green industry safety site which I provide at no cost to be used by all farming and Green industry personnel.
There is a section on what has happened in neighboring states to farm workers and owners which carries a warning since the pictures used are quite graphic. This is there to show all that think this will never happen to them. The victims shown surely felt the same way. When I work with heavy equipment I always think about what could go wrong just in case it actually does.
I have always said that safety never goes out of style or becomes obsolete.