What Are the Most Common Types of Farm Injuries?

Almost every job you can think of comes with some risk of injury. A retail manager could slip and fall on a wet floor. Working a desk job can lead to chronic back pain and carpal tunnel. But of course, some jobs are more dangerous than others. As far as dangerous professions go, farming comes …

Summer Safety for Farmers: How to Spot & Prevent Heat Illness in the Field

As a farmer, job safety should always be your first priority. In the summer specifically, one of your top concerns should be preventing heat exhaustion and heatstroke. When your body starts to overheat and dehydrate, it can enter a state of heat exhaustion. If you’re in that state for too long, it can turn into …

Most Common Types of Farm Injuries

If landowners, farm equipment manufacturers and- most importantly- operators don’t take the appropriate safety precautions, farming could be a very dangerous profession. In fact, industry fatalities rose 11% last year with nearly 700 deaths.     Leading the types of farm equipment related injuries are tractor overturns. Each year approximately 100 U.S. farmers are killed …

Avoiding Heat Stroke While in the Field

As the temperature rises, your body’s natural cooling mechanism, sweat evaporates and helps to cool your body. But on those hot days, evaporation is slowed and your body may not be able to keep itself cool. But once you are dehydrated from the heat, you can no longer produce perspiration and you will overheat. In …

Safe Agricultural Machinery Operation

Farm machinery is inherently dangerous for operators and bystanders alike. So injuries of all kinds can occur when workers are not paying close attention and taking the proper precautions.     There are many different types of farm machinery, but they all have similar characteristics and hazards. Not all these hazards can be completely shielded, …