OSHA Required Training
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.
When there is a change.
Downloadable HazCom / GHS Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Accident Prevention Training:
Required for each employee that may be exposed to fall hazards. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
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):
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.
Provide retraining so that the employee maintains the understanding and knowledge acquired from the training.
Downloadable Machine Guarding Resources (free):
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.
Retraining required for every new employee, and should be held semi-annually.
Downloadable Tractor Rollover Training Resources (free):
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Downloadable Heat Stress Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Back Safety Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Power Tools Safety Training Resources (free):
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Farmer Safety Tips
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.
- 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.
- 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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