Now hear this: Cellphones and farm safety

Smartphones are becoming an indispensable part of farming operations. From special apps that control the GPS in your irrigation system to time trackers and weather alerts, farmers are increasingly leveraging the power of technology

For farmers who work long hours, smartphones are a valuable link between home and work but with that convenience, comes added danger.  

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Farming tips for avoiding manure runoff

Many livestock owners need to spread manure, even during the winter months. But winter snowfall and spring thaws can create challenges for manure management. When manure isn't effectively absorbed into the soil, it can run off into surface water, ditches, and streams.

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How to train your nonprofit volunteers for success

As a nonprofit, volunteers are the face of your organization. You rely on them to support your work in the community. Because they play such a vital role in your mission, it's important that they represent your organization appropriately. 

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Lone worker safety tips

Home healthcare workers, janitors, maintenance and repair staff, delivery personnel, late-night gas station attendants, and security workers have something in common: they often work in insolation. As businesses try to do more with less, the ranks of lone workers are likely to increase. 

These employees face special risks, and employers must do what they can to ensure their safety.

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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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