Safer Times: The Good Day's Work Blog

Farm-Safety Training In-Depth: A Closer Look at First Aid

Posted by Good Day's Work on Jan 19, 2017

One moment you are having a casual chat with a co-worker over lunch. Suddenly, she grasps her throat and begins to turn blue.  What do you do?

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Topics: first aid, safety training program, agriculture, farm

staying safe on the farm as we age

Posted by Don Tyler on Dec 15, 2016

“Nobody likes getting older, but it’s better than the alternative…” is a phrase that we hear often in regards to aging.  When it comes to safety on the farm, we need to respect the fact that as we age we don’t have the same reflexes, strength, flexibility or agility that we had in years past.  This progresses faster in some people, and slower in others.  We must learn to gauge our own abilities and be realistic in the activities we choose to do—and how we choose to do them.

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Topics: farm

A Proper Thank You to Our Agri-Business Families

Posted by Good Day's Work on Nov 22, 2016

Thank you. It’s not hard to say, but until this time of year, many of us rarely slow down enough to think about what we’re truly thankful for in our lives. Here at Good Days Work, we have so much to be thankful for—our families, our health, the opportunities ahead—the list could go on and on. But, first and foremost, we are thankful for you, the farm families that serve our communities.

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Topics: agriculture, farm

National Farm Safety Week: Keeping Children Safe On Farms

Posted by Good Day's Work on Sep 20, 2016

Let’s Strive to Keep Children SAFE on the farm and with “A Legacy to be Proud of!”

The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) devotes Wednesday of Farm Safety and Health week to keeping children on farms, ranches and in rural areas safe and healthy. Let’s leave our children with “A Legacy to be Proud of!”

Sadly, the statistics are devastating! On average, every day 3 childrren die and 33 children are injured due to agricultural-related incidents. Protecting our future generation needs to be a top priority! Following these 3 tips can help protect our future generation of farmers.

 

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Topics: farm, special cases

National Farm Safety and Health Week Starts Next Week!

Posted by Good Day's Work on Sep 15, 2016

Next week, while farmers continue or begin harvest, we pause and reflect on the importance of safety on farms and farm-related businesses. Although we believe that farm safety should be preached every single day, it’s important to help our industry advocate continually for safe agriculture practices.

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Topics: agriculture, events & activities, farm

NEXT WEEK IS NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK: SEPTEMBER 18TH THROUGH 24TH

Posted by Good Day's Work on Sep 13, 2016

Good Day’s Work is excited to celebrate National Farm Safety Week this year, and we hope that you will do what you can to join us in our mission to promote a safer environment in agriculture.  Farm injuries and fatalities are preventable through education, and this awareness week serves as a good reminder to rural communities that agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S.

            

The theme “Farm Safety…A Legacy to be Proud of ” reminds local and rural communities that agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. The most recent data from the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that in 2014 farming accounted for 568 fatalities, with an estimated 70,000 injuries.

 

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Topics: agriculture, events & activities, farm

Farm Safety Tips: Slips Trips and Falls

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 11, 2016

Slips, trips, and falls in the workplace are no laughing matter. In fact, they account for more than 225,000 injuries a year. And 70% of these incidents occur on level surfaces with falls from less than four feet above ground!

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Topics: farm, slips/trips/falls

Farm-Safety Training In-Depth: A Closer Look at First Aid

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 4, 2016

One moment you are having a casual chat with a co-worker over lunch. Suddenly, she grasps her throat and begins to turn blue.  What do you do?

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Topics: first aid, safety training program, agriculture, farm

Farm Safety Tips: Making the Case for Hearing Protection...

Posted by Good Day's Work on Jul 26, 2016

On the farm, we use our hearing to do our jobs better. The problem is, when it comes to hearing safety, most threats are long term. We don’t sense any immediate harm. This week's farm safety tips address why it’s important to train your employees on hearing protection

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Topics: farm, personal protective equipment (PPE)

Ag Safety Pays $1 INVESTMENT RETURNS $4 to $6

Posted by Good Day's Work on May 31, 2016

 

I caught up with a friend last week who owned a large dairy farm and now works for a farm co-op in his “retirement.” When I mentioned ag-safety programs and OSHA compliance, he quickly rolled his eyes and sarcastically said, “Ugh,” with a chuckle.

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Topics: safety training program, OSHA law & compliance, agriculture, farm

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