Monthly Archives: August 2015

A better way to do things, ergonomics matters!

Let me first start with the definition of ergonomics if you are not familiar. Ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in their work environment. So if farmer Fred gets shooting back pains when he lifts a 5-gallon bucket to … Continue reading

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Safety in the show ring

Kansas State University Research and Extension developed a program to teach youth how to handle their show animals safely and without injury. The extensive program allows you to choose from six different animal categories. After selecting a category the user can choose to view … Continue reading

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Back to school they go

Originally posted on The Next Generation: Farm Safety and Health:
New supplies – Check.   New clothes – Check.  New safety habits – Check. A new school year brings a new routine filled with early morning bus rides, afterschool activities, and…

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Are zero turn mowers a deathtrap waiting to happen?

Melvin Myers, a professor at Emory University, recently wrote an editorial about the importance of ROPS on zero turn mowers. In the article he argued that without ROPS this kind of mower is likely to become a deathtrap for it’s riders because … Continue reading

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