Clemson Agricultural Safety

Lawnmower Safety

Lawnmower Safety LAWNMOWER SAFETY BASICS PPE: closed‐toed shoes, ear, and eye protection Always turn off mower engine when removing any grass, cleaning clogged chutes, or crossing gravel paths and road Do not allow children to ride as passengers Keep all guards, shields, switches, and other safety devices in proper working order OPERATION OF MACHINE Check […]

Ag Injury News – March 2023

Ag Injury News Report 2/06/2023: Plymouth County 2 year old run over by tractor 2/06/2023: Man killed, son injured in Preble Co. tractor crash 2/03/2023: Man dies in grain bin on farm south of Unionville 2/02/2023: Missouri man dies after semi strikes a farm tractor 1/26/2023: Washington County barn fire; farm worker suffers smoke inhalation […]

Chainsaw Safety Quiz

Questions  1. True or False: You should always drop-start your chainsaw. 2. You should never wear ______ _________ when operating a chainsaw.3. Limbs or branches under tension may do what when cut?4. When walking on uneven terrain, you should do what?5. What are some PPE that should be worn when operating a chainsaw? Answers 1. False2. […]

Ag Injury News Report – February 2023

Ag Injury News Report 1/10/2023: Rural Cashton man injured in farm accident 1/6/2023: Man Seriously Hurt After Arm Becomes Trapped in Farm Equipment: Kane County Sheriff 1/1/2023: Man dies in UTV crash in Gilchrist County 12/29/2022: 3 siblings injured in Berrien Co. farming accident 12/27/2022: Fatal logging accident reported 12/25/2022: Police: Man dead after fall from Central Farm Service 12/13/2022: Farmer […]

Chainsaw Safety – February 2023

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Before you operate a chainsaw: Check that all controls are fully functional and that the chain is tight and secured.  Check all fluid levels before starting your chainsaw. Ensure that the blade is sharp and right for the tools. Always wear the proper PPE, hearing protection, eye protection, and body protection. Always start your chainsaw […]

Chemical Safety Quiz

Questions 1. When is a chemical considered to be the most dangerous? 2. _______ and ____________ can cause chemicals to be moved from their intended place.  3. What occurs when a chemical enters the human body and causes harm 4. What is always the first step when responding to a poisoning emergency?  5. What information […]

Chemical Safety – January 2023

Chemical Safety The term chemical is a broad term, specific types of chemicals are herbicides, pesticides, and rodenticides. Each chemical requires different handling procedures and different PPE. It is important to always read the label and contact the manufacturer if you have any questions pertaining to the chemical. Mixing and Applying Chemicals A chemical is […]

Ag Injury News Report – January 2023

Ag Injury News Report 12/14/2022: Callender man killed in farm accident 12/13/2022: Farmer died crushed by a tree in San Pedro 12/09/2022: 2 cars hit trailer, farm equipment in fatal crash on rural Indiana road 11/14/2022: St. Charles man, 82, identified in fatal Malta crash 11/08/2022: ‘He never made it back out.’ Newburgh father killed […]

Cold Weather Safety Quiz

Questions 1. Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature drops below ___ degrees Fahrenheit.  2. Before going outside in the cold, you should always _________. 3. How far should space heaters before from any objects or persons?  4. To prevent pipes from freezing, you should do what?  5. What areas of skin are the most susceptible […]

Cold Weather Safety – December 2022

Cold Weather Safety Extremely cold air affects most of the United States and comes every year. During the winter, precautions should be taken when working in cold weather. Frostbite People working in the cold are exposed to the risk of frostbite. Frostbite can occur within a matter of minutes, depending on the temperature. Areas of […]