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 or wrong.
Set a good example:
• Don’t allow extra riders.
• Turn off and remove keys from machinery when not in use.
• Wear proper protective equipment when using machinery, chemicals and tools.
• Walk around high speed machinery, such as power take off (PTOs) shafts instead of stepping over them.
• Inform others about your whereabouts and when you expect to return.
• Approach animals calmly and slowly.
• Stop all machinery before making adjustments.
• Heed warning signs and decals.
• Follow instructions for proper use of machinery.
• Recognize and acknowledge when mistakes are made.
They want to follow in your footsteps. Make sure the path is a safe one.