Central States Center for Agricultural Safety & Health

‘SUM’THINGS UP – MINNESOTA Fall Harvest-Time Injuries

There’s still time to achieve a safer fall harvest this year among Minnesota farmers and ranchers.  One way is renewed focus on preventing what has contributed to fatalities in the past.  Like many other fatal events, preventing deaths in production agriculture often involves hardware and behavior.  For example, rollover protection is the hardware to have if your tractor overturns; following safe operating practices on an ATV helps keep them right side up.  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) categorizes fatalities in production agriculture for… Continue Reading

‘SUM’THINGS UP – NEBRASKA Fall Harvest-Time Injuries

There’s still time for a safer fall harvest among Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers this year.  One way is a renewed focus on preventing what has contributed to fatalities in the past, whether they occur over the course of the year or during fall harvest times.  Like many other fatal events, preventing deaths in production agriculture often involves hardware and behavior.  For example, rollover protection is the hardware to have if your tractor overturns; following safe operating practices every time you get on an ATV helps… Continue Reading

Five Strategies for a Safer Summer on Farms and Ranches in the CS-CASH1 Region

U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) data for 2007-2010 and records of over 125 press clippings about deaths in production agriculture from the summers of 2007 through 2011 suggest five strategies for a safer summer on farms and ranches in the CS-CASH7-state region (IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, and SD): Prevent overturns and prefer ROPS-equipped tractors for mowing and roadside maintenance; Practice safe transport of farm equipment and watch for it when you drive a motor vehicle; Secure raised loads, equipment and parts that can… Continue Reading