Clemson Agricultural Safety

Hazard Identification Quiz Answers

Questions 1. _________ is an unplanned event that could result in human injury but does not. 2. Who outlined six spets for identifying hazards? 3. What is the final step in identifying hazards? 4. True or false: the root cause of an incident is the primary issue or hazard that led to the incident occurring. […]

Safety Information – August 2022

Hazard Identification Root Causes Incidents happen very often in agricultural workplaces. Often, the cause of these incidents is hazards. These hazards are referred to as “root causes” because the hazard itself resulted in the incident. Examples of root causes are improper training, disorganization, and improper storage of chemicals. Near Misses Often times near misses occur […]

Hot Weather Safety Quiz Answers

Questions 1. People over the age of ____ are at the highest risk of heat stress. 2. True or false: high humidity has no effect on your body’s ability to cool you down. 3. What should you never leave in your car on hot days? 4. True or false: lightweight clothes should be worn on […]

Safety Information – July 2022

Hot Weather Safety High temperatures during the summer months kill hundreds of people every year. It is important to stay cool and hydrated when working in hot weather. There are many ways to protect yourself from heat and sun exposure including, drinking water, limiting outdoor activity in the hottest part of the day, and wearing […]

Center Pivot Safety Quiz Answers

Questions 1. True or false – the best time to perform maintenance on a center pivot is during a storm. 2. What should you do if you notice a center pivot spraying on a powerline or transformer? 3. True or false – you should not wear loose-fitting clothes while working around power transmitting devices? 4. […]

Safety Information – June 2022

Center Pivot Safety Voltage Tester Tutorial Irrigation Hazard – Lightning Stay away from center pivots during storms. These large metal structures act as receptors for lightning due to their height in large open areas. Irrigation Hazards – Spraying Water on Powerlines If you notice water from an irrigation system spraying on a powerline or transformer, […]

Disaster Clean-Up Safety Quiz Answers

Questions 1. What should you do if you smell gas or suspect a leak? 2. True or false: if a powerline falls on your car while you are driving, you should immediately get out of the car and pull the down line off of it. 3. When is the best time to enter a building […]

Safety Information – May 2022

Disaster Clean-Up Safety General Safety Tips Use teams/other people to move heavy or bulky objects Pace yourself, often times clean-up jobs can be rather large Take precautions when operating a chainsaw Stay safe in hot weather, drink plenty of water Potential Hazards Stay away from damaged buildings or structures until they are deemed safe for […]

Chainsaw Safety Quiz Answers

Questions 1. True or false, it is okay to cut through metal nails or spikes with your chainsaw? 2. What should you do when transporting your chainsaw on rough terrain? 3. True or false, while operating a chainsaw, it is best to wear loose-fitting clothes as you might get hot while working? 4. What is […]

Safety Information – April 2022

Chainsaw Safety Operating a chainsaw can be a hazardous operation. However, using PPE and understanding the working of the chainsaw in your, these hazards can be limited. Before operating your chainsaw, clear away any dirt, debris, small limbs, or rocks. Also, check for nails, spikes, or other metal pieces that might be present in the […]