Farm Safety Articles

Safety and health articles written by NYCAMH educators for various publications are available online.

Topics include:

Agritourism

Title Date File Size Download
Agritourism Safety: Fun and Games on the Farm 4/2011 22.7 KB
New Agritourism Safety Guidelines Booklet Now Available 4/2011 20.8 KB

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Animal Safety

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Cattle Handle With Care 4/2011 22.8 KB
Don't Get Kicked: Parlor Safety Tips 4/2011 22.7 KB
Foodborne Pathogens in Milk 4/2011 26 KB
Keep Your Cows Happy! Safe Animal Handling Techniques 4/2011 22.8 KB
Use Extreme Caution When Handling Micotil 300® 4/2011 25.1 KB
Equine Safety: Defensive Horse Safety 11/2013 144.2 KB

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Chemicals & Pesticides

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Safe Use & Handling of Formaldehyde for Footbaths 4/2011 27.1 KB
Is Your Farm in Compliance with the Hazard Communication Standard? 4/2011 18.5 KB
Pesticide Poisonings and Heat Illness 4/2011 21.3 KB
Reducing Take-Home Pesticide Exposures 4/2011 26.7 KB
The Worker Protection Standard: Protecting Workers from Pesticide Exposures 4/2011 23.8 KB
Personal Protective Equipment: Work Safely With Pesticides 3/2014 59.3 KB
The OSHA Hazard Communication-GHS Training 11/2013 133.8 KB

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Child / Youth

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It’s Easier to Bury a Tradition than a Child 4/2011 23.6 KB
The Tractor is Not the Place for Quality Time 4/2011 23.1 KB
Think Twice About the Fall 4/2011 22 KB
Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Training for Youth 4/2011 22.6 KB
The Hazardous Occupations Order for Agriculture and Employment of Youth Under 16 4/2011 26.6 KB

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Electrical Safety

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Arc Welding Safety 4/2011 19.8 KB
Don’t Be Shocked, But... 4/2011 16.7 KB

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Emergency Preparedness & Prevention

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Calling 911 for Help in An Emergency Situation 4/2011 24.6 KB
CPR and AEDs Save Lives 4/2011 17.9 KB
Does Your Farm Have An Emergency Plan? 4/2011 22 KB
Preventing Fires on Your Farm 4/2011 21 KB
Know How to Use Fire extinguishers 4/2011 20.8 KB
First Aid Kits Are Vital 4/2011 22.9 KB
First Response to Farm Emergencies 4/2011 23.5 KB
NYCAMH’s Farm Emergency Response Program 4/2011 18.1 KB
NYCAMH’s Farm Emergency Response Program 4/2014 133.5 KB
In An Emergency, Call 911! 11/2013 16.6 KB

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Farm Partners / Stress

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Don’t Let Stress Harm Your Health 4/2011 22.8 KB
What do you do when your insurance company won’t pay? 4/2011 20.3 KB

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Farm Safety Management

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Bianchi-Davis Greenhouses, Inc. Wins New York State Agricultural Society Farm Safety Award 4/2011 21.7 KB
How Good is Your Safety Plan? 4/2011 21.5 KB
Worker’s Compensation Rate Discounts Available Through the NYS Department of Labor 4/2011 26.3 KB
Make Farm Safety Your New Year’s Resolution 4/2011 26.8 KB
Plan for a Safe Growing Season in 2007 4/2011 24.5 KB
Spring into Safety! 4/2011 21.9 KB
Make Time for On-Farm Safety Training 4/2011 24.8 KB
Workers Memorial Day April 2010 4/2011 116.5 KB
Harvest Safety 8/2016 17.7 KB
2011 Safety Trainings 5/2012 188.4 KB

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General Farm Safety

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Hay! Be Careful Out There 4/2011 24.5 KB
Shocking But True 4/2011 18.9 KB
Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in Your Workplace 4/2011 20.1 KB
Preventing Winter-Related Slips, Trips and Falls on the Farm 4/2011 15.3 KB
Tillage – Planting Special 4/2011 17.8 KB
Harvest Safety 8/2016 17.7 KB

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Health & Hygiene

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The Dangers of Giant Hogweed 4/2011 13.7 KB
Personal Hygiene and Field Sanitation 4/2011 23 KB
Prevent Back Injuries with Proper Lifting Techniques 4/2011 18.2 KB
Migrant Occupational Health and Safety 4/2011 19.7 KB
The Spread of Infections from Animals to Humans 4/2011 24 KB
Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus Infections 4/2011 16.5 KB
Watch Out for Wild Parsnip 4/2011 15.4 KB
Announcing the New NYCAMH Mobile Occupational Health Clinic 11/2013 71.9 KB
Personal Hygiene and Field Sanitation 11/2013 77.1 KB
Watch Out For Ticks This Fall! 11/2013 136.1 KB
Flu Safety 11/2013 85.4 KB
Ticks and Lyme Disease 5/2012 132.2 KB

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Heat & Cold Illnesses and Injuries

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Beat the Heat! 4/2011 22.9 KB
Avoiding Cold Weather Injuries 4/2011 19.1 KB
Staying Safe and Warm in Winter Weather 4/2011 16.6 KB
Stay Safe in Winter Weather 4/2011 19.8 KB
The Heat Equation 4/2011 19.4 KB
Preventing Heat Illnesses 4/2011 20.7 KB
Protect Yourself from the Sun 4/2011 22.8 KB

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Injuries & Fatalities

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New York Suffers Twenty Farm Fatalities in 2008 4/2011 31.5 KB
New York Suffers Fourteen Farm-Related Fatalities in 2009 4/2011 88 KB
NYCAMH Farm Injury Research Helps to Strengthen Education and Outreach Programs 4/2011 64.8 KB
Farm Fatalities a Reminder to Work Safely 3/2015 73.9 KB
2010 Fatalities 5/2012 21.8 KB

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Logging / Chainsaw

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Be Safe With Your Chainsaw This Winter 4/2011 19.7 KB
The Bigger They Are The Better They Fall 4/2011 28 KB
Hitch’em Low – Pull’em Slow 4/2011 23 KB
Safety In The Woods 4/2011 17.5 KB
ATV Logging Safety 5/2012 25 KB

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Manure, Silo & Confined Spaces

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Manure Management - The Safety Aspect 4/2011 15.3 KB
Be Aware of Agricultural Confined Space Hazards 4/2011 22.9 KB
Manure Gas Claims the Lives of Five People 4/2011 23.5 KB
Preventing Manure Lagoon Discharges 4/2011 20.2 KB
Silo Filling Safety 4/2011 23.3 KB
Got Gas? 4/2011 20.3 KB
Confined Spaces Can Be Deadly 5/2012 24.8 KB

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Orchard, Vegetable, Harvest & Packing House

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Basic First Aid Tips for Orchard Worker Falls 4/2011 23 KB
Work Safely With Orchard Ladders 4/2011 24.7 KB
Packing House Safety 4/2011 22.5 KB
Worker Input Results in New Improved Apple Belt 4/2011 10.7 KB
Preventing Harvest Injuries 4/2011 22.9 KB
Reducing Repetitive Stress Injuries Related to Orchard Pruning 4/2011 24.6 KB
Pruning Safety Tips 4/2011 17.2 KB
Reducing Repetitive Motion Injuries 4/2011 19.6 KB
Basic First Aid Tips for Orchard Worker Falls 11/2013 82.1 KB
Packing House Safety 5/2012 21.7 KB

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PPE

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Dust and Respiratory Issues in Winter 4/2011 16.1 KB
Prevent Injuries to Your Eyes 4/2011 19.4 KB
Reducing Farming Foot Injuries and Illnesses 4/2011 24.6 KB
How Do I Know If Farm Noise Is Too Loud? 4/2011 23 KB
Personal Protective Equipment: Work Safely With Pesticides 3/2014 59.3 KB
Eye Safety Tips for Farmworkers 5/2012 165.8 KB

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Roadway Safety

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Loading Equipment onto Trailers can be Hazardous 4/2011 22.3 KB
Agricultural Equipment on the Road – How to Avoid Collisions 4/2011 23 KB
Ten Reasons to Use Marking and Lighting on Tractors and Machinery on Public Roads 4/2011 25.3 KB
Farm Truck Safety Tips 4/2011 26.7 KB
Agricultural Equipment on the Road – How to Avoid Collisions 4/2014 66.6 KB
SMV Emblem Turns 50 in 2013 11/2013 213.7 KB
Transportation Safety for Farmworkers 5/2012 24.3 KB

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Spanish Articles

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Consejos de seguridad para el frío de invierno 4/2011 19.3 KB
Trabaje con seguridad con la escalera de huerta 4/2011 25.4 KB
Diez consejos para evitar patadas en la sala de ordeño 4/2011 31.8 KB
Tenga cuidado con el formaldehído 4/2011 38.2 KB
¡Gánele al calor! 4/2011 22.8 KB
En una emergencia, ¡llame al 911! 4/2011 21.3 KB
Precauciones con la influenza 11/2013 85.4 KB
Cómo lavarse la ropa contaminada de manera segura 5/2012 26.8 KB
Las garrapatas y la enfermedad de Lyme 5/2012 132.2 KB
Consejos de seguridad para los ojos de los trabajadores 5/2012 165.8 KB

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Tractors / Machinery / Shop

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Compressed Air Hazards 4/2011 20.2 KB
Forklift Safety Facts 4/2011 22.4 KB
Use Your Front-End Loader Safely When Moving Large Bales 4/2011 22.3 KB
Conduct a Good Pre-Operational Check of Your Equipment 4/2011 18.2 KB
Prepare to Repair 4/2011 18.5 KB
Rotating Machinery and Power Take-Off Shafts Are Deadly! 4/2011 634.2 KB
Roll Over Protective Structures Saves Lives 4/2011 18.6 KB
Safe Tractor Starting Procedures 4/2011 21.2 KB
Use Your Skid-Steer Loader Safely 4/2011 22.4 KB
Preventing Serious Injury or Death From Tractor Overturns 3/2014 88.6 KB
Avoiding High Pressure Injection Injuries from Hydraulic Lines 5/2012 21.5 KB
Farmers Must Stop Accepting Risks 4/2011 21.5 KB

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