Monthly Archives: August 2012

What if the worst happens?

So what if the unthinkable happens on your farm? Someone rolls a tractor, or gets their arm wrapped up in a PTO, or gets caught in a grain bin. What would you do? How can you plan ahead to get … Continue reading

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Best behavior

If you’re a farmer you’d better be on your best behavior! And not because of the Department of Labor. Because of your kids themselves. Little eyes are watching eager to do whatever mom and dad do without knowing if it’s right … Continue reading

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There has been a tight focus on farm safety the past few months. The proposed child labor laws threw farm safety in the spotlight. The proposal was thrown out, but the lime light has continued to shine. Some might say … Continue reading

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Harvest is coming!

September is less than 2 weeks away. When did that happen!?!   Harvest will be here before we know it. Provided the drought hasn’t gotten to everything of course. Grain crops are most prevalent in the Midwest and are some of the … Continue reading

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ATV safety: Australia requests changes

We all know ATVs can be dangerous. Farm safety advocates in Australia are calling for some substantial changes to ATV laws in Australia. After a conference, the farm safety movement in Australia is requesting: -Mandatory roll over protection on ATVs -Stopping … Continue reading

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September 16-22: Farm Safety and Health Week

Every year the President signs a proclamation declaring the third week of September National Farm Safety and Health Week. It’s a great opportunity to bring attention to the importance of safety on the farm. This week September 16-22 will be … Continue reading

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Is the size of farm machinery a danger?

In an opinion article appearing in the Burlington Free Press, Michael Marrier poses a question about the increasing size of farm machinery and the impact on farm safety. “I am very concerned about the size of farm equipment that is … Continue reading

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Tips: Missing in a field

Earlier this week a tw0-year-old boy in Illinois went missing near a corn field. After a massive search that is speculated to have included a helicopter and spray plane, he was found just hours later. While two is too young … Continue reading

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Missing in rural Illinois

A 2-year-old boy is missing in rural Illinois after being last seen near a corn field around 10:30 am. I look at the photos of this little boy and think of my own son who is about the same age. … Continue reading

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Back to school!

It’s officially August. Won’t be long before school buses start rattling down rural roads. If they haven’t already! School buses add an additional element to the roads that will soon be bustling with harvest activity. Provided everything isn’t all shriveled … Continue reading

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