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Agricultural Safety

1st Edition

By Keith E. Barenklau

CRC Press

152 pages

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Hardback: 9781566704878
pub: 2001-05-23
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Lack of accidents does not necessarily mean safe operation. You may have been lucky. You may have had near misses, but fortune smiled and you had few accidents. Measuring accidents provides one segment of the safety picture, but it is a far cry from evaluating and creating overall safety. Rather than giving you accident statistics and the admonition "you need a program," Agricultural Safety shows you how to "do" safety. The book sets forth the steps you need to take to make safety a part of your everyday farming operation, such as:

- Identification of key safety activities that will lead to better control of losses

- Setting standards and guidelines for doing that work

- Measurement of the effectiveness of the work being done in accordance with the standards and guidelines

- Evaluating program progress based upon measurements taken

- Correcting deficiencies based on the evaluation(s)

The author covers topics such as machinery operation, maintenance and repair techniques, fire loss control techniques, the safe handling of agrochemicals, and techniques involving the handling of animals. He provides you with a step-by-step manual for the procurement, handling, and storage of agrochemicals and pesticides as well as a guide to personal protective equipment and reviews safety for "third parties" and the posting of property and public warnings.

To achieve safety, the work of safety must be done, measured for efficiency, evaluated in real-world terms, and corrective action taken, as needed, in a timely manner. Many books on safety provide a list of dos and don'ts. Agricultural Safety discusses the ways and means of managing and controlling accidental loss and shows you how to build safety into your operation.

Table of Contents

ACCIDENT CONCERNS AND ACTIONS THAT MAY BE TAKEN TO REDUCE ACCIDENT LOSSES IN THE FARMING COMMUNITY

Introduction to Agricultural Safety

Accidental Losses

Liability-Type Losses

Farm Accident Statistics

Nonfatal Farm Accidents

Factors Affecting the Farm Accident Picture

Farmworkers are on Their Own

Management of Risk

Great Cares of Farm Management

Accident Costs

Types of Accident Costs

Summary

Further Reading

The Basics of Accident Prevention

Safety Policy Statement

Fostering Safety

Farm Safety Rules

Mutual Aid Groups

Learning From the Experience of Others

Near Miss Data

Summary

Further Reading

Building and Grounds Safety

Control of Hazardous Substances

A Word about Material Safety Data Sheets

Building Repair

Ladders and Scaffolding

Hand Tool Safety

Plumbing and Electrical Maintenance

Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Safety

Confined Space Safety

People Traps

Fuel Storage and Handling

Haul Road and Drainage Safety

Housekeeping (Order) on the Farm Site

Pest Control

Summary

Further Reading

Fire Safety

Fire Prevention

Elements Necessary to Start a Fire

Classifications of Fire

Fire Extinguishers

Fire Inspections

Fire in the Field

Key Elements of Fire Safety

Further Reading

Machine Safety

Machine Guarding

Guarding Principles

Machine and Implement Safety

Maintenance and Adjustments in the Field

Grain Drying Operations

Grain Auger Safety

Tractor Safety

Operating at Night and on Public Roads

Summary

Further Reading

Environmental Safety on the Farm

Ultraviolet Radiation

Manure and Silo Gases

Pesticides

Pesticide Toxicity

Aiding Victims

Tips for Decontamination

Crop Spraying and Fertilizing

Chemical Choices and Amounts

Noise and Dusts

Cold Weather Operations

Summary

Further Reading

Livestock Handling Safety

Animal Behavior

Pecking Order

Livestock Feeding and Handling Facilities

Stray Electrical Currents

Zoonotic Diseases

Other Animal Ailments

Summary

Further Reading

Materials Handling

Manual Handling

Mechanical Handling Devices

Movement of Portable Generators

Ergonomics Considerations

Summary

Further Reading

ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO ASSIST THE FARM PROPRIETOR IN PREVENTING ACCIDENTS BY PROMOTING WORK SAFETY

Safety Communications

Posters and Signs

Instructional Communications

Effective Job Instruction

Safety Briefings

Safety Reminders

Listening - A Necessary Communication Skill

Summary

Further Reading

Safety Inspections

Informal Inspections

Formal Inspections

Hazard Classification

Decision-Making in Hazard Abatement

Inspection Tips

Summary

Further Reading

Accident Investigation

Who Should Investigate Accidents?

Accident Reporting

Questions about Accident Investigations

Accident Investigation Steps

Recording Accident Findings

Accident Reports

Accident Reenactment

Investigating Noninjury/Nondamage Accidents (Incidents)

Summary

Further Reading

Measurement of Safety Work

Safety Briefing Standard

On-the-Job Training Standard

Safety Inspection Standard

Accident Investigation Standard

Goal-Setting in Safety Work

Summary

Further Reading

Insurance - The Transfer of Risk

Why Purchase Insurance?

Workers' Compensation

Must Farms Purchase Workers' Compensation Insurance?

Workers' Compensation Premium Calculations

Second Injury Funds

Workers' Compensation, an Exclusive Remedy

Liability Insurance

Crop Insurance

Home Owner Insurance

Flood Insurance

Health Insurance

Other Insurance Considerations

Claims Management

Summary

Further Reading

Off-the-Job Safety

Safety Considerations in the Home

Vacation Safety

First Aid Training

The Orillia Study

Visitor Safety

Emergency Drills

Using Community Safety Resources

Spreading the Safety Word

Application of On-the-Job Safety Work

Summary

Further Reading

Appendix A Mutual Aid Group Charter

Appendix B Sample Minutes: Mutual Aid Group Meeting

Appendix C Sample Safety Communication Piece

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety