Category Archives: Farm

Five tips for the safe operation of farm equipment

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  From: Westfield Insurance, “Grains of Knowledge” (westfieldinsurance.com) Farming is one of the top 10 most dangerous occupations in America, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Farm-related injuries are often a result of long hours and close, …

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Do Farmers Need Equipment Breakdown Coverage?

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  From: Westfield  Insurance (www.westfieldinsurance.com) The simple answer is yes, because all farms have equipment breakdown exposure. Farming operations continue to evolve in an effort to improve overall efficiencies and reduce costs. Today’s farms depend on many types of electrical, …

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Using power tools on your farm: 4 safety tips to help you avoid injuries – and OSHA penalties

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From Westfield Insurance: The first thing my neighbor does when he buys a new power tool is remove every safety guard. He says they slow him down. Unfortunately, he’s not alone in that decision. Modifying safety equipment is one of …

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FIVE SAFETY TIPS TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM GRAIN ENGULFMENT

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From Westfield Insurance:  Grain engulfment, or entrapment, kills dozens of American farm workers each year. And perhaps the ultimate tragedy is how easily this hazard can be avoided. Individuals become engulfed in grain bins when unstable grain shifts, creating an …

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