Recent Updates

  1. Overhead Electrical Hazards

    Objective: To be able to prevent contact with overhead power supply lines. Trainer’s Note Discuss the hazards of overhead power lines. Suggest methods for avoiding contact with power lines. Address questions concerning power supply lines. Invite a representative from the local power company. Review the true/false quiz.
  2. Personal Eye Protection

    Objective: To learn the proper use and care of eye protection. Trainer’s Note Most eye damage is permanent, therefore, eye protection is vital in hazardous situations. There are a variety of protective devices available for the eyes. Show workers examples of eye protective wear and discuss how and when to use each piece. Let workers examine and try on the eye gear. Review the true or false quiz.
  3. Orchard Ladder Safety

    Objective: To be able to properly use orchard ladders. Trainer’s Note Ask employees to demonstrate using a tripod and extension ladder. Reinforce the proper way to use the ladders. Review the true or false quiz.
  4. No Riders on Farm and Lawn Equipment

    Objective: To know the dangers associated with riders on farm equipment and mowers. Trainer’s Note
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Material Handling Devices

    Objective: To be able to use tools and equipment effectively and safely to move farm materials. Trainer's Note
  9. 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.
  10. Liquid Manure

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