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Topics: Safety and Emergency Services Organizations: Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015) Publication Type: Fact Sheet Formats: PDF

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May 23, 2008

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Almost two-thirds of infectious human diseases are recognized as zoonoses – diseases that can be shared between species (such as by transmission from animals to humans, or vice versa). This fact sheet looks at some common zoonotic diseases to consider when working on a farm, and how to prevent...


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May 23, 2008

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This fact sheet provides basic information on the many hazards of farming and tips on how to assign chores to children by training and teaching them to recognize and avoid hazards on the farm.


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May 23, 2008

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This fact sheet provides basic information on the many hazards of farming related to the use all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the farm.


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May 23, 2008

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Childproofing a farm may seem like an impossible task. But a farm can be made as safe as possible with some time and effort. This fact sheet provides basic information on setting up play areas on the farm for children.


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May 23, 2008

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Harvest is the peak season for agriculture-related injuries and fatalities. This fact sheet provides basic information on how to avoid harvesting hazards.


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May 23, 2008

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This fact sheet provides basic information on steps to safe farming, training new workers by discussing various farm hazards and safety on the farm.


Views: 35
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May 23, 2008

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Farm safety is no accident. Working on a farm requires proper orientation and training. This fact sheet provides basic information for new workers about safety on the farm.


Views: 62
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May 23, 2008

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Studies show that many farm workers have already experienced some noise-induced hearing loss by age 30, and half of all older farmers suffer from significant hearing loss. To prevent hearing loss, it is important to learn to recognize hearing hazards ahead of time. This fact sheet provides basic...


Views: 77
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May 23, 2008

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Estimates suggest nearly one third of all workers’ compensation cases involve back injuries, and improper lifting techniques are responsible for a large percentage of back injuries among farm workers. Back problems can often be prevented by learning how to lift properly. This fact sheet provide...


Views: 52
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May 23, 2008

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Water is an important part of the rural landscape. Water bodies on the farm also present a dangerous drowning hazard that can’t be ignored. This fact sheet provides basic information on three steps to safe farming and water hazards.