Five New Year Resolutions for Your Business

Make 2021 safer, healthier, and more effective by taking on these resolutions for your business: Develop an emergency preparedness program.  Establish guidelines for medical, severe weather, and fire emergencies.  Practice these procedures with all employees, reinforce them at all levels of the company, and post reminders in high traffic areas.  Make sure you have an…

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Tips to help keep workers safe inside your facility when it’s cold outside The risk of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure escalates during cold winter months when doors, windows and other sources of natural ventilation may be closed.  Large amounts of CO can overcome a worker in minutes, causing a loss of consciousness and suffocation or…

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How to Prevent Grain Bin Suffocation

The tragedy repeatedly makes news headlines: People entrapped in grain storage bins with only seconds to react before they are engulfed and suffocated. Understanding how people get trapped in grain bins Scenario 1: A worker enters the top of a grain bin, and the auger begins running to unload the grain. Within five seconds, the…

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8 Steps to Ensure a Safe Harvest

As fall harvest goes into full swing, farmers need to remember to be safe out in the fields and on the roadways.  Farm safety is always important! Penn State Cooperative Extension has created a list of eight things farmers should remember to ensure a safe harvest: 1.  Use a rollover protection structure.  Many farmers use older…

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Rural Counseling Services

Farmers often struggle to seek help for themselves.  Many of us were taught to be independent and to “grin and bear it” when tough times come around.  Please do not let your pride stand in the way of getting what you need.  Approaching someone – be it spouse, parent, relative or friend – who needs…

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