Safety Training on the Farm

11 Mar

The amount of training that farmers need to do seems to be ever increasing.  Pesticide training, tractor safety training, forklift training, these are just a few that we do on a yearly basis here at the farm for our employees.  Last week we had a training day, where we got it all taken care of.

img_5900Here is a photo of our field workers learning about pesticides.  One interesting thing that we learned is that on a farm gasoline is one of the most dangerous chemicals we can come into contact with.  Puts a little perspective on what chemicals we have on the farm.

img_5904-1And here’s another photo of Matt doing his practical forklift portion of the training.

While training for safety can at times feel like a huge burden, as an employer I want my employees to always feel safe and have the tools to be safe in the field.  Did you know that every day 2 farmers in this country die from a farm related accident?!  It is a scary thought, one that has hit too close to home already and something I hope to not see again for a long time.  So stay safe out there farmers, get that training done now, because you’re just going to get more busy as the sun comes out!

2 Responses to “Safety Training on the Farm”

  1. Dave MacMillan March 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm #

    Hi Brenda, How can I find the YouTube video you showed at the Salem City Club Meeting on April 24, 2015? Thank you! Dave


    • Nuttygrass March 18, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

      Hi Dave! You can google “Farm Forward John Deere” and it should come up. I think there is a shorter and longer version. Hope that helps!


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