Take a Deep Breath: Protecting Your Employees from Industrial Respiratory Hazards

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Whether you’re in construction, welding, agriculture, or any other industry whose workers are exposed to insufficient oxygen environments or potentially toxic airborne agents, you’re required to protect your employees from respiratory hazards. Yet, research shows that not nearly enough employers are taking heed—and many are failing to provide sufficient training and respiratory protection. Recent headlines… Read more »

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ATV’s – A Farmer’s Best Friend

Posted by & filed under Farm & Agriculture, Loss Control.

Since the early 1970’s, ATV (all-terrain vehicle) use has grown year over year. Originally designed as a personal use vehicle, ATVs quickly became useful machines to move through areas not easily accessible by other types of vehicles. Farmers quickly learned their ATVs were a good supplement for pick-up trucks, horses and even walking. They could… Read more »

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Roll Logs, Not Rollovers: Avoid Logging Equipment Accidents

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Unless you’re in the logging industry, or a member of the International Log Rolling Association, United States Log Rolling Association (ILRA / USLRA), you might not be familiar with the sport of Log Rolling.  Log Rolling is a tradition that originated in the Northeastern U. S. and Canada.  Upon completion of river log runs in the spring,… Read more »

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Farm Safety for Kids is Critical

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Farms can be a fun place to grow up. They have sunshine, fresh air and lots of room to play. A farm is also a place of work; work which involves machinery that can be dangerous. This is especially so if someone doesn’t know how to be safe, and even more so when children are… Read more »

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Don’t Bug Out: Prevent West Nile Virus

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As you’re spending summertime on your safely checked deck , hopefully you’re not as obsessed with ducks as I apparently am this year. A more important topic for summer safety huddles is West Nile Virus (WNV) prevention, particularly for workers who spend the day outdoors, but also to educate everyone who likes to spend early morning or… Read more »

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Farm Tractor Safety

Posted by & filed under Farm & Agriculture, Safety, Vehicles & Equipment.

Farming has never been an easy occupation – long hours, non-cooperative weather, fickle commodity prices and the possibility of severe injury.  Agriculture is among the most dangerous industries with only transportation/warehousing and construction being more dangerous. Agriculture has the highest fatal work injury rate (24.4 per 100,000 full time workers) of all industries1. Among specific… Read more »

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Tick Season is Upon Us

Posted by & filed under Farm & Agriculture, Property, Safety.

For many of us living in the Northeast, enjoying the outdoors after winter abates is paradise, and a great cure for cabin fever. However, in the past years there have been new insects and diseases that plague our summer activities. One of the largest concerns is ticks and the diseases they can spread, particularly with… Read more »

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Prepare Farm Buildings for Winter

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Imagine all the time that you spend winterizing your property: for example, making sure winter clothes and coats are adequate; and having feed, water and shelter available for the animals on the coldest days.  As you go through your winterizing checklist, you likely review your vehicles, home and animals, but have you considered what should… Read more »

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