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Good Day’s Work is a dynamic, web-enabled, OSHA safety-training and compliance-reporting software platform unlike any other you will find. It makes online training and program management remarkably easy for farm employees and supervisors alike. From the field to the shop, Good Day’s Work offers valuable online employee safety-training classes for virtually any task on any jobsite related to your agribusiness. All of the training’s subject matter is geared specifically for farm and other agribusiness operations, and the reporting platform goes beyond any other safety-training resource to make compliance as straightforward as possible for you—even in the event of a surprise OSHA inspection!
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Grain Auger Safety: Best Practices

Posted by Good Day's Work on Oct 15, 2019

Grain augers are a very common piece of equipment on farms and other agricultural businesses, but per hour of use, they're also one of the most dangerous pieces of machinery. Since they are so common, it's easy to become a little too comfortable operating them. Injuries received from augers can include electrocution or amputations, broken bones, and lacerations due to entanglement. With harvest season bringing an increased usage of augers, it's important to make sure you're observing the best safety practices.

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Topics: electrical, insurance/ risk management, machine guarding (PTOs/augers)

4 Best Practices for Farm Safety

Posted by Good Day's Work on Sep 3, 2019

During busy seasons, farm safety can take a backseat to other business priorities critical to success. However, safety needs to be part of your critical success factor. Just one accident could affect your ag operation personally and financially, especially if it could have been prevented. Plan your pre-harvest training and safety meeting now to set tone for how your agribusiness will operate for the remainder of the year.

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Topics: safety culture, farm, slips/trips/falls, personal protective equipment (PPE)

How to make time for safety and still run your operation

Posted by Good Day's Work on Feb 20, 2018

Small to medium Ag producers across the United States are realizing the need to start incorporating safety into their business culture & framework. This need is due to many factors, some of the top being increasingly heightened consequences of an accident: larger medical bills, higher risk of lawsuit, and increased fines from OSHA. Even just a single accident is much more risky and expensive today. Not to mention the emotional impact to your business and community around you.

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Topics: safety training program, farm

How to scale safety training programs across many locations

Posted by Good Day's Work on Feb 19, 2018

When selecting and building a safety training program, it’s largely agreed that a single system is most effective, especially for tracking. While that’s a top priority, we’ve often found 2 other factors that are overlooked when it comes to effective safety training:

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Topics: safety director, safety culture, safety training program

The beginners guide to OSHA reporting and recording.

Posted by Good Day's Work on Feb 13, 2018

Are you intimidated or confused by OSHA’s requirements for recording and reporting incidents? Maybe you just had an incident and aren’t sure what to next. First off, take a deep breath. It will be ok. This post is meant to start answering your questions about recordables and reportables. We’ll break down both and help you understand who and what is required for each.

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Topics: OSHA exemption, OSHA law & compliance

OSHA regulations that apply to EVERYONE. (Even if you’re exempt)

Posted by Good Day's Work on Feb 6, 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 570 people died from work-related injuries in agriculture in 2011. That’s 7 times the fatality rate for all workers in the private sector! Safety is an important topic in the agricultural industry. That being said, it’s no wonder OSHA has regulations that are meant to keep people safe specifically in agriculture. While some farms are exempt from OSHA regulations, did you know there are a few requirements that apply across the board? No matter if you employ 10 or less people total, or only employ immediate family, OSHA requires that both exempt and non-exempt operations abide by these rules.

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Topics: OSHA exemption, OSHA law & compliance, OSHA inspections & violations

Grain Auger Safety: Know and Manage Safety Risks

Posted by Good Day's Work on Oct 1, 2017

Grain augers are a necessity on many agricultural operations and deserve a high level of attention due to the many safety risks associated with them. Common injuries include amputations, entanglements, electrocution, lacerations, and broken bones. Which is why augers have been recognized to be one of the more dangerous pieces of equipment per hour of use. 

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Topics: electrical, insurance/ risk management, machine guarding (PTOs/augers)

PRE-HARVEST SAFETY: BE PREPARED TO SHARE THE ROAD

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 31, 2017

During harvest, you have a huge amount of work to do within a very short window of time. Put yourself in the best position possible for a safe harvest season by being prepared. Here are some safety tips to think about before harvest and field operations.

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Topics: harvest, driving

Combine Safety and the Hazards to Avoid.

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 29, 2017

When you and your harvest crew gear up for fall harvest, we hope you first follow our tips on how to prep your farm for this season. After you have, take a look at these common combine hazards, so you're as safe as possible on the job.

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Topics: tractors, hazard communication, combines

Lockout-Tagout – Review Safety Procedures Before Harvest

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 22, 2017

Harvest is a time when many different types of powered equipment will be used and will need to be serviced and repaired. If you’re the person responsible for servicing or repairing a piece of equipment, you want that “peace of mind” knowing that nobody could accidently startup the equipment while you’re working on it.  There is only one way to assure your safety and the safety of employees…. that is with a Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) program.

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Topics: lockout-tagout (LOTO)

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