PTO and how to stay safe using the toolbox talk.
Every year, underground infrastructures and utilities are unintentionally struck across Canada. Unsafe digging could result in serious injury or death, fines and repair costs, or interrupted services. Although many underground infrastructures and utilities are found in urban areas, rural areas also have a number of these services.
Falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of serious injury in agriculture. These falls are preventable if the proper precautions are taken.
The best places to play and explore are the ones that are set aside for just that! A safe play area is a place that is free of things that could hurt a kid and has lots of fun things to do.
Toolbox Talks are brief, informal talks or meetings about specific topics relevant to agriculture and how to undertake these various tasks safely and properly.
Keep an eye out for potential slip and trip hazards. Identify, communicate the hazard to others, and control of the hazard can prevent injury and maintain productivity.
Gloves provide important protection. It’s essential to choose the correct gloves for the task. There are many types to choose from and using the correct type will help prevent injury.
Safety footwear selection is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
The first step to developing a visitor orientation is to list the basic safety rules and policies you expect all visitors to follow.
When developing a Pre-Season Checklist, use the template below with checklist items that are important to your farm. When using your checklist, your action items will be determined by your response.
Learning From Close Calls
Hazard Points and Guarding on Farm Equipment
Snow Blower Safety
Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Farm Machinery Fire Prevention
Confined Spaces on the Farm
Farming Around Power Lines
Safe Ladder Use
Managing Grain Dust
Hazards and Eye Protection on the Farm
Noise and Hearing Protection
Sleep and Effective Farming
Farm Workshop Safety
Farm Stress Management
Farm Machinery and Left-Hand Turns
Front-end Tractor Attachments
Responding to an Emergency
Biosecurity Protocols and Their Relationship to Worker Health
Proper load handling
Handling and administration of veterinary medicines
Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Towing large loads
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
Ergonomics and manual handling
Communicating health and safety concerns to management
General Hitching and Hauling
Pre-Operational Inspection of Equipment
Working in extreme heat
Hitching – Drawbar Connection
Lighting and Marking Self-Propelled Equipment
Working In Extreme Cold
Operation of Self-Propelled Equipment on Public Roadways
Grain Bin Safety
Blocking Raised Equipment
Overhead Wire Safety
ATV Safety and Gear
Farm Safety- Write it Right
Farm Safety Photo Tips for Media
Operating Portable Augers
Safe Handling of Cattle
Preparing Grain Bins for Harvest
Transporting Oversized Loads
All-Terrain Vehicle Operation on Farm Property
Basic Tractor Operation