Farm Accidents Don’t Just Happen

Accidents don’t “just happen.” They are usually caused by avoidable physical hazards and human errors. Therefore, most accidental injuries could be prevented or avoided through positive actions, such as planning, preparing, reducing hazards, using protective equipment, training your help, and working and driving in ways that minimize the chance of mishap.

  • Constantly be on the lookout for possible accident situations.
  • Develop—then follow—a comprehensive and effective farm safety program.
  • Prevent or avoid accidental injuries through positive actions, such as planning, preparing, reducing hazards, using protective equipment, training your help, and working and driving in ways that minimize the chance of mishap.
  • Don’t take chances and don’t accept accidents as part of farming.
  • Be aware of the dangers of farming and keep your mind on the job at hand.
  • Take safety breaks throughout the work day to help you stay more alert and safer.

Posted 9-24-13