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Agricultural Safety

Agricultural Safety by Keith E. Barenklau
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ACCIDENT CONCERNS AND ACTIONS THAT MAY BE TAKEN TO REDUCE ACCIDENT LOSSES IN THE FARMING COMMUNITY
Introduction to Agricultural Safety
Accidental Losses
Liability-Type Losses
Farm Accident Statistics
Nonfatal Farm Accidents
Factors Affecting the Farm Accident Picture
Farmworkers are on Their Own
Management of Risk
Great Cares of Farm Management
Accident Costs
Types of Accident Costs
Summary
Further Reading
The Basics of Accident Prevention
Safety Policy Statement
Fostering Safety
Farm Safety Rules
Mutual Aid Groups
Learning From the Experience of Others
Near Miss Data
Summary
Further Reading
Building and Grounds Safety
Control of Hazardous Substances
A Word about Material Safety Data Sheets
Building Repair
Ladders and Scaffolding
Hand Tool Safety
Plumbing and Electrical Maintenance
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Safety
Confined Space Safety
People Traps
Fuel Storage and Handling
Haul Road and Drainage Safety
Housekeeping (Order) on the Farm Site
Pest Control
Summary
Further Reading
Fire Safety
Fire Prevention
Elements Necessary to Start a Fire
Classifications of Fire
Fire Extinguishers
Fire Inspections
Fire in the Field
Key Elements of Fire Safety
Further Reading
Machine Safety
Machine Guarding
Guarding Principles
Machine and Implement Safety
Maintenance and Adjustments in the Field
Grain Drying Operations
Grain Auger Safety
Tractor Safety
Operating at Night and on Public Roads
Summary
Further Reading
Environmental Safety on the Farm
Ultraviolet Radiation
Manure and Silo Gases
Pesticides
Pesticide Toxicity
Aiding Victims
Tips for Decontamination
Crop Spraying and Fertilizing
Chemical Choices and Amounts
Noise and Dusts
Cold Weather Operations
Summary
Further Reading
Livestock Handling Safety
Animal Behavior
Pecking Order
Livestock Feeding and Handling Facilities
Stray Electrical Currents
Zoonotic Diseases
Other Animal Ailments
Summary
Further Reading
Materials Handling
Manual Handling
Mechanical Handling Devices
Movement of Portable Generators
Ergonomics Considerations
Summary
Further Reading
ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO ASSIST THE FARM PROPRIETOR IN PREVENTING ACCIDENTS BY PROMOTING WORK SAFETY
Safety Communications
Posters and Signs
Instructional Communications
Effective Job Instruction
Safety Briefings
Safety Reminders
Listening - A Necessary Communication Skill
Summary
Further Reading
Safety Inspections
Informal Inspections
Formal Inspections
Hazard Classification
Decision-Making in Hazard Abatement
Inspection Tips
Summary
Further Reading
Accident Investigation
Who Should Investigate Accidents?
Accident Reporting
Questions about Accident Investigations
Accident Investigation Steps
Recording Accident Findings
Accident Reports
Accident Reenactment
Investigating Noninjury/Nondamage Accidents (Incidents)
Summary
Further Reading
Measurement of Safety Work
Safety Briefing Standard
On-the-Job Training Standard
Safety Inspection Standard
Accident Investigation Standard
Goal-Setting in Safety Work
Summary
Further Reading
Insurance - The Transfer of Risk
Why Purchase Insurance?
Workers' Compensation
Must Farms Purchase Workers' Compensation Insurance?
Workers' Compensation Premium Calculations
Second Injury Funds
Workers' Compensation, an Exclusive Remedy
Liability Insurance
Crop Insurance
Home Owner Insurance
Flood Insurance
Health Insurance
Other Insurance Considerations
Claims Management
Summary
Further Reading
Off-the-Job Safety
Safety Considerations in the Home
Vacation Safety
First Aid Training
The Orillia Study
Visitor Safety
Emergency Drills
Using Community Safety Resources
Spreading the Safety Word
Application of On-the-Job Safety Work
Summary
Further Reading
Appendix A Mutual Aid Group Charter
Appendix B Sample Minutes: Mutual Aid Group Meeting
Appendix C Sample Safety Communication Piece
Index
CRC Press; May 2001
153 pages; ISBN 9781420032772
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Title: Agricultural Safety
Author: Keith E. Barenklau
 
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