Safer Times: The Good Day's Work Blog

Practice Road Safety with Farm Equipment – Here’s Why!

Posted by Marty Huseman on Sep 26, 2019

Nationwide, a U.S. farm insurer tallied up three years of agribusiness claims and released their top 10 commercial agribusiness claims in 2017.  The top 10 list accounted for 50,000+ claims. Leading the list was motor vehicle accidents!  Motor vehicles accidents accounted for more than 20,000 claims.  The most frequent accidents were rear end accidents, backing into vehicles and accidental strike of stationary object. 

Nationwide's Top 10 Commercial Agribusiness Claims
    1. Motor Vehicle Accidents
    2. Worker's Compensation for Disability or Death
    3. Misapplication of Chemicals or Drift 
    4. Slip, Trip, or Injury
    5. Food Related Claims

Farmers and their equipment share the road with the motoring public. Both have visions on how the road best serves them.  This blog addresses areas a farm manager can control for safe traveling this fall.

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Topics: tractors, harvest, combines, driving

Prevent Combine Fires: Best Practices

Posted by Marty Huseman on Sep 13, 2019

As we prepare for harvest time, it's important to keep combine fire prevention as one of our priorities. Do you know the basics of fire, the different types of fire extinguishers, and best practices? Let's review.

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Topics: fire, combines

Will My Water Fire Extinguisher Put That Fire Out?

Posted by Marty Huseman on Oct 5, 2017

Combines have been rolling throughout the Midwest through mostly very dry conditions.  Clouds of dust can be seen for miles where combines have been.  These dry, dusty conditions also make it ideal for combine fires.  One component in fire protection I’d like to cover is the pressurized water extinguishers. Though normally seen on balers, we also see them on combines. 

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Topics: fire, combines

Fire Extinguishers for COMBINES - Review the Basics

Posted by Marty Huseman on Sep 12, 2017

When getting your combine ready for harvest, have you thought about combine fire prevention?  A combine fire extinguisher can put out a small fire before it grows out of control.  Let’s review some basics of fire, review the type of fire extinguisher needed and view some combine recommendations: 

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Topics: fire, combines

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

Combine Safety and the Hazards to Avoid.

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 18, 2016

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, combines

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