Happy Harvest!

Harvest

Harvest time can be one of the busiest times of the year for farmers and their families. Working hard to accomplish any task is something to take pride in. Just make sure the long hours don’t have tragic results. Here are some suggestions to stay safe:

  • Carry out preseason maintenance and repairs before harvest.
  • Clear plugged equipment only after power is turned off.
  • All guards and shields should be secured before equipment is started.
  • Always tell someone where you’re working and check in regularly.
  • Avoid sleep deprivation and extreme physical exhaustion.

Andy in the Field_cropped

Along with these tips, don’t leave your kids clueless when it comes to safety. Communicate the importance of staying away from machinery, not playing too close to the road and designate age-appropriate tasks for them to take part in during this busy time.

Happy harvest and may all your yields be better than expected!

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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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