Agriculture Risk Advisor
Second Quarter 2019
Agricultural workers are at a serious risk of injury or death when installing, climbing into, fumigating, entering, filling or emptying a silo. Because of the nature of the conditions present, workers may be exposed to hazards such as a lack of oxygen, toxic gases and grain entrapment.
To reduce worker risk of injury, properly train workers and remind them frequently of the following safety recommendations:
While an experienced and active senior workforce can be beneficial, older farmers generally carry a higher risk of workplace injuries. Seniors often have to deal with physical factors that decrease their ability to perform tasks that were once routine. These changes can affect reflexes, quickness and accuracy while performing farm chores and operating dangerous machinery.
As such, it’s important to instruct older workers to consider the following safety precautions to limit their risk of serious injury:
For more farm and ranch safety tips, contact ISU Cunnington & Associates today at Safety@ISUCunnington.com