7 steps to prevent combine fires

A combine fire during harvest could be devastating. Not only do you risk losing your crop, but a fire could also result in costly damages to the combine and other property, and limit your time to complete the harvest.

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Workers face increased health risks as temperatures rise

When the sun is scorching on a hot day, many of us move inside to get out of the heat. But if your job requires you to work outside, you don't always have that option – leaving you at risk of heat exhaustion and, in more severe cases, heatstroke. 

It's important to understand the risk of these heat-related ailments, as well as how to stay cool throughout your workday. 

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5 tips for summer safety on the farm

Summer brings longer days and warmer weather. However, it also means a busier time for farmers. Before you tackle your summer farming to-do list, check out these tips for staying safe. 

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Kids on the farm: Age appropriate farm safety tips

Farms are a rare combination of workplace and home. Because kids grow up "at home" on the farm, we may not think to give them the same kind of safety training we expect in a workplace. 

It's not uncommon for a construction or landscaping company, for example, to hold weekly tailgate talks reminding employees of job site hazards and the steps they can take to stay safe. 

Try the same tactics with kids on the farm. 

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Climb with care and step up to safe ladder practices

If you own a home, chances are you own a ladder. Since they're such common tools, it's easy to forget just how dangerous they can be. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 97 percent of ladder falls occur at home or on farms. Falls from a household ladder can easily cause sprains, broken bones, or worse. 

Always remember to think before you climb. 

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