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Farmer Safety Training

Farming is one of the most important industries in America, and it always has been. Farmers do amazing, tough work to bring food to people all over the country. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Farmers.

OSHA Required Training

HazCom / GHS OSHA Regulation: 1910.1200(h)

When OSHA Requires HazCom / GHS Training:

Employees that may be exposed to hazardous substances as part of their job. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable HazCom / GHS Training Resources (free):

 
  • HazCom / GHS Powerpoint

  • HazCom / GHS Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

 

HazCom / GHS Training Videos (paid):

  • HazCom (GHS) in Industrial Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • GHS Safety Data Sheets Training Video by Atlantic Training

  • HazCom (GHS) in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

Fall Protection OSHA Regulation: 1926.503(a)

When OSHA Requires Accident Prevention Training:

Required for each employee that may be exposed to fall hazards. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Farmers are required to have signs and indications of safety hazards on heavy machinery, or in other others where an accident can occur.

Downloadable Accident Prevention Training Resources (free):

  • Accident Prevention Powerpoint

  • Accident Prevention and Labor Rights Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Accident Prevention Handout

Accident Prevention Training Videos (paid):

  • accident prevention

    Safety Housekeeping and Prevention by Atlantic Training

  • Backing Accident Prevention by Atlantic Trainin

Ladder OSHA Regulation: 1926.1060

When OSHA Requires Machine Guarding Training:

Employees that are required to use machine guarding and should be trained on the hazards associated with heavy machinery. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Provide retraining so that the employee maintains the understanding and knowledge acquired from the training.

Downloadable Machine Guarding Resources (free):

  • Machine Guarding Powerpoint

  • machine guarding

    Ladder Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • machine guarding

    Handout

Machine Guarding Videos (paid):

  • Machine Guarding by Atlantic Training

  • Machine Guarding and Conveyors by Atlantic Training

 

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Tractor Rollover Training:

Employees should be aware of the dangerous situations that can invite tractor or other heavy equipment rollover. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required for every new employee, and should be held semi-annually.

Downloadable Tractor Rollover Training Resources (free):

  • agricultural safety

    Tractor Rollover Powerpoint

  • tractor rollover

    Tractor Rollover Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • tractor safety

    Tractor Safety Handout

Industry Best-Practice Training

Heat Stress

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Heat Stress Training Resources (free):

  • Heat Illness Prevention Powerpoint

  • Heat Stress Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Heat Stress Training Videos (paid):

  • Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • HAZWOPER Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • Heat Stress in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

Back Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Back Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Back Safety Powerpoint

  • Back Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Back Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Back Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Back Safety: Keep Your Back In Action by JJ Keller

  • Back Safety Real, Real Life by Coastal Training

Ergonomics

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):

  • Ergonomics Powerpoint

  • Ergonomics Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ergonomics Training Videos (paid):

  • Industrial Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Laboratory Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

Slips, Trips and Falls

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Powerpoint

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Slips, Trips and Falls Training Videos (paid):

  • car mechanics

    Slips, Trips & Falls by Atlantic Training

  • car mechanics

    Slips Trips and Falls in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • car mechanics

    Slips, Trips and Falls Taking The Right Steps by Coastal Training / DuPont

Power Tools Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Power Tools Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Power Tools Safety Powerpoint

  • Power Tools Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Power Tools Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Hand & Power Tool by Atlantic Training

  • Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Advanced Hand and Power Tool Safety Construction by Atlantic Training

Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

3.2% (rough approximation based on crop production -> Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry) 3.2% Annual Injury Rate

Farmer Safety Tips

Quick Tip

Since farmers spend so much time outside, they need to pay careful attention to the weather. Always stay hydrated on hot days and wear sunscreen. This will help to avoid painful sunburns and prevent the possibility of developing skin cancer.

Farming is one of the most important industries in America, and it always has been. Farmers do amazing, tough work to bring food to people all over the country. Their job requires vast knowledge of both livestock and plant life, while also using heavy machinery. The combination of unpredictable animals and equipment means that injuries can be a common occurrence. In addition, most farms are located from city centers and can be difficult for emergency personnel to reach on short notice. Because of all these factors, it is essential that farmers practice good safety while working on the farm to protect their investments, families, and themselves. Below are a few simple things to remember that will make life on the farm that much safer.

On The Farm

  • Check all buildings for hazards and hazardous materials. Clear out any debris or junk that may be blocking the exits of barns or livestock holdings.
  • Keep all grasses trimmed so obstacles for tractors are clearly visible.
  • Keep all tools stored and out of reach of children.
  • Keep flammable substances like gasoline stored securely and in properly labeled containers.
  • Keep fire extinguishers on hand and know how to use them effectively in case a small fire breaks out.
  • Make sure all tractor equipment has been properly serviced and is ready for use.
  • Always place the tractor in park when not using it.
  • Make sure that all animals and any other people on the farm are aware when the tractor is in use.
  • Never drive the tractor to unsafe speeds.
  • Never operate a tractor if you are drowsy or have recently started a new medication.

Personal Safety

  • Never wear loose clothing or dangling jewelry around farm equipment.
  • Always use equipment the way it was intended, avoid horseplay around tractors and grain bins.
  • Approach livestock with caution. Even if you aver very familiar with the animal, startling them can lead to severe problems.
  • If using pesticides or other harsh chemicals have the proper mask to protect your lungs.

Stay healthy

  • Get lots of rest. A day on a farm is demanding and starts early. Make sure you are well tested and ready for the long day ahead.
  • Keep areas involving livestock or produce clean and disinfected to stop the spread of germs.
  • Be aware of potential diseases that might affect livestock. Know the sings and symptoms in both animals and humans to stop it from spreading.

Always Use Proper Lifting Techniques

  • Do not lift anything if you have any doubts about being able to support its weight.
  • Have secure footing on level ground when lifting heavy items.
  • Always bend your knees while keeping your back straight.
  • Never turn hips and shoulders without moving the rest of your body, including your feet.

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