Clemson Agricultural Safety

Lawnmower Safety Quiz – May 2024

Questions 1. What PPE should be worn when operating a lawnmower? 2. Where should your discharge chute be pointed when mowing next to a roadway? 3. How fast can debris fly out of the chute of your lawnmower? 4. Before removing grass or debris from the deck, what should you do? 5. True or False: […]

Ag Injury News Report – May 2024

Ag Injury News Report 3/8/2024: Authorities respond to fatality ATV, tractor accident in Sheridan County 3/8/2024: 11-year-old dies in Pasquotank County after being pinned underneath an ATV 3/4/2024: 94-year-old killed in Fremont County grain bin accident 2/26/2024: Rescuers free man trapped inside Curwensville grain bin 2/26/2024: DPS investigating motorcycle and farm tractor accident 2/25/2024: Victim […]

Lawnmower Safety – May 2024

Lawnmower Safety LAWNMOWER SAFETY BASICS PPE: closed‐toed shoes, ear, and eye protection Do not pull the mower backward or mow in reverse Always turn off the mower engine when removing any grass, cleaning clogged chutes, or crossing gravel paths and road. Do not allow children to ride as passengers Use mowers with adequate lighting or […]

Roadway Safety Quiz – April 2024

Questions 1. List three things that are protective equipment for agricultural equipment. 2. A slow-moving vehicle sign is required on equipment that travels at less than __________. 3. Why is it dangerous to pass agricultural equipment on rural roadways? 4. Before traveling on a rural roadway in agricultural equipment, if you have ROPS, what should […]

Roadway Safety – April 2024

Rural roadway with sprayer traveling and multiple vehicles passing in the other lane.

Roadway Safety Roadway travel for agricultural equipment is necessary in South Carolina because most fields are farther apart. With fields farther apart than other states, farmers spend a substantial amount of time traveling from field to field, increasing the risk of having a collision on a rural roadway. In South Carolina, 60% of all roadway […]

Irrigation and Center Pivot Safety – March 2024

Irrigation and Center Pivot Safety Irrigation and center pivots provide much needed water to crops all across the state. While these systems have many benefits, like everything else, they are surrounded by various hazards. A main concern pertaining to center pivots is they have a high chance of being struck by lightning and becoming energized. […]

Irrigation and Center Pivot Safety Quiz – March 2024

Questions 1. If water is being sprayed on a powerline, what should you immediately do? 2. What three things increase the chances of a center pivot being struck by lightning? 3. Before touching a center pivot, you should always _______ it. 4. True or False: The hand/footholds on center pivots are designed to be used […]

Ag Injury News Report – March 2024

Ag Injury News Report 1/27/2024: Sheriff: Man in Wisconsin dies after reported farm accident, no foul play suspected 1/22/2024: Volunteer fire chief killed in ATV accident 1/22/2024: Man seriously injured in Williams County tractor crash 1/21/2024: A 2 y/o girl was fatally injured in a farm incident 1/17/2024: Jenison man in critical condition after car […]

Ag Injury News – February 2024

Ag Injury News Report 11/10/2023: Elderly motorcyclist seriously injured in accident with farm tractor 11/09/2023: One person dead after Toledo grain bin collapses 11/09/2023: Scotland County teen gets leg stuck in grain auger 11/06/2023: Woman dies after colliding with tractor in Buttonwillow area 11/02/2023: Man Killed in Grain Bin Collapse in Toledo