Recent Updates

  1. Managing Marestail in No-till Soybeans

    Guiding Principles of Marestail Management   Combination of fall and spring burndown herbicides is most effective. Overwintered plants are difficult to control with spring burndown alone.
  2. Shock Chlorination of Wells

    If a water test reveals a well is contaminated with bacteria, a series of actions are needed to protect the health of the family and visitors to the home. First, don’t panic. Bacterial contamination of private wells is common. Studies show that more than 40 percent of individual water wells are contaminated with E coli bacteria.
  3. Lockout and Tagout

    Objective: To be able to properly lockout and tagout equipment. Trainer’s Note If the employees are not familiar with the terms, it may be necessary to define them. An entire demonstration could be shown on locking out and tagging out a piece of equipment. Follow the procedure for lockout/tagout and adapt to fit various jobs. Review the true or false quiz.
  4. Material Handling Devices

    Objective: To be able to use tools and equipment effectively and safely to move farm materials. Trainer's Note
  5. Loading Docks and Warehouses

    Objective: To be able to recognize loading dock and warehouse hazards. Trainer’s Note Walk through the workplace and discuss the various locations or jobs where injuries may occur. Encourage the employees to point out potential hazards. Below are some common hazards and prevention tips. Review the true or false quiz.
  6. Liquid Manure

    Objective: To become aware of the dangers associated with liquid manure storage, and to discuss rescue/emergency responses. Trainer’s Note
  7. Introduction To Agricultural Safety

    Objective: To know safety training is important and can reduce injuries. Trainer’s Note This module offers introductory information about what makes safety training important, and provides a few general safety tips. Background
  8. Communication Strategies to Support a Family Member with Diabetes

    Helping a family member take care of his or her diabetes can be extremely frustrating, especially when that person is not following their physician-recommended regimen of checking their blood sugars, eating healthy, and being physically active. It is helpful to remember, however, that changing and then maintaining a new behavior is difficult. More importantly, when living with diabetes, family members likely need to change several behaviors all at once.
  9. Heat Stress

    Objective: To be able to identify symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion, and know the emergency procedures for both. Trainer’s Note Heat stress is serious. Discuss measures that could prevent farm work-related heat stress. Controlling heat stress is especially important to pesticide handlers and “early entry” workers who must wear protective gear, but heat stress can affect anyone! Review the true or false quiz.
  10. Hand Signals for Agricultural Safety

    Objective: To know and use the correct hand signals when working under noisy conditions. Trainer’s Note