Clemson Agricultural Safety

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

Fall Prevention and Safety – February 2024

Fall Prevention and Safety When discussing fall prevention and safety, most immediately think of falling from heights. While this is still an important piece to discuss, many people gloss over falls that occur every day on the farm due to slips and trips. The best way to prevent falls is to ensure that proper safety […]

Fall Prevention and Safety Quiz – February 2024

Questions 1. What does PFAS stand for? 2. How many pounds must a safety net be able to sustain during a drop test? 3. What are the ABCs of PFAS? 4. True or False: Guardrails on farms must meet all OSHA regulations. 5. What is an essential way to prevent slips and trips on or […]

Safe Load Quiz – January 2024

Questions 1. What does WLL stand for? 2. If you are securing a load that is less than 10,000 lbs, how many tie-downs should you use? 3. A 1-inch ratchet strap is most commonly suitable to secure ____ lbs. 4. True or False: Lever action binders are safe to use on highways because they do […]