9781566704878

Agricultural Safety

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  • ISBN13:

    9781566704878

  • ISBN10:

    1566704871

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-05-23
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

Lack of accidents does not necessarily mean safe operation. You may have been lucky. You may have had near misses, but fortune smiled and you had few accidents. Measuring accidents provides one segment of the safety picture, but it is a far cry from evaluating and creating overall safety. Rather than giving you accident statistics and the admonition "you need a program," Agricultural Safety shows you how to "do" safety. The book sets forth the steps you need to take to make safety a part of your everyday farming operation, such as: - Identification of key safety activities that will lead to better control of losses - Setting standards and guidelines for doing that work - Measurement of the effectiveness of the work being done in accordance with the standards and guidelines - Evaluating program progress based upon measurements taken - Correcting deficiencies based on the evaluation(s) The author covers topics such as machinery operation, maintenance and repair techniques, fire loss control techniques, the safe handling of agrochemicals, and techniques involving the handling of animals. He provides you with a step-by-step manual for the procurement, handling, and storage of agrochemicals and pesticides as well as a guide to personal protective equipment and reviews safety for "third parties" and the posting of property and public warnings. To achieve safety, the work of safety must be done, measured for efficiency, evaluated in real-world terms, and corrective action taken, as needed, in a timely manner. Many books on safety provide a list of dos and don'ts. Agricultural Safety discusses the ways and means of managing and controlling accidental loss and shows you how to build safety into your operation.

Table of Contents

Part I Accident Concerns and Actions That May Be Taken to Reduce Accident Losses in the Farming Community
Introduction to Agricultural Safety
3(8)
Accidental Losses
3(1)
Liability-Type Losses
4(1)
Farm Accident Statistics
5(1)
Nonfatal Farm Accidents
6(1)
Factors Affecting the Farm Accident Picture
6(1)
Farmworkers Are on Their Own
7(1)
Management of Risk
7(1)
Great Cares of Farm Management
8(1)
Accident Costs
9(1)
Types of Accident Costs
9(1)
Summary
10(1)
Further Reading
10(1)
The Basics of Accident Prevention
11(10)
Safety Policy Statement
11(2)
Fostering Safety
13(1)
Farm Safety Rules
13(4)
General Safety Rules
14(1)
Specific Safety Rules
14(1)
Electrical Safety
14(1)
Fire Safety
15(1)
Tool Safety
15(1)
Machinery Safety
15(1)
Animal Safety
16(1)
Toxic Materials Safety
16(1)
Mutual Aid Groups
17(1)
Learning from the Experience of Others
17(2)
Collection and Distribution of Accident Data
19(1)
Near Miss Data
19(1)
Summary
20(1)
Further Reading
20(1)
Building and Grounds Safety
21(16)
Control of Hazardous Substances
22(1)
A Word about Material Safety Data Sheets
23(1)
Building Repair
24(1)
Ladders and Scaffolding
24(2)
Ladders
24(1)
Scaffolding
25(1)
Hand Tool Safety
26(1)
Plumbing and Electrical Maintenance
27(1)
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Safety
27(1)
Confined Space Safety
28(2)
People Traps
30(1)
Fuel Storage and Handling
30(1)
Haul Road and Drainage Safety
31(2)
Housekeeping (Order) on the Farm Site
33(1)
Pest Control
33(1)
Summary
34(1)
Further Reading
35(2)
Fire Safety
37(6)
Fire Prevention
37(1)
Elements Necessary to Start a Fire
38(1)
Classifications of Fire
38(1)
Fire Extinguishers
39(1)
Fire Inspections
40(1)
Fire in the Field
41(1)
Key Elements of Fire Safety
41(1)
Further Reading
42(1)
Machine Safety
43(14)
Machine Guarding
43(1)
Guarding Principles
44(3)
Machine and Implement Safety
47(1)
Maintenance and Adjustments in the Field
47(3)
Grain Drying Operations
50(1)
Grain Auger Safety
50(1)
Tractor Safety
51(2)
Operating at Night and on Public Roads
53(1)
Summary
54(1)
Further Reading
55(2)
Environmental Safety on the Farm
57(10)
Ultraviolet Radiation
57(1)
Manure and Silo Gases
58(1)
Pesticides
58(1)
Pesticide Toxicity
59(1)
Aiding Victims
60(1)
Tips for Decontamination
60(1)
Crop Spraying and Fertilizing
61(1)
Chemical Choices and Amounts
62(1)
Noise and Dusts
63(2)
Cold Weather Operations
65(1)
Summary
65(1)
Further Reading
66(1)
Livestock Handling Safety
67(6)
Animal Behavior
67(1)
Pecking Order
68(1)
Livestock Feeding and Handling Facilities
69(1)
Stray Electrical Currents
69(1)
Zoonotic Diseases
70(1)
Other Animal Ailments
71(1)
Summary
72(1)
Further Reading
72(1)
Materials Handling
73(8)
Manual Handling
73(2)
Mechanical Handling Devices
75(2)
Movement of Portable Generators
77(1)
Ergonomics Considerations
77(1)
Summary
78(1)
Further Reading
78(3)
Part II Activities Designed to Assist the Farm Proprietor in Preventing Accidents by Promoting Work Safety
Safety Communications
81(8)
Posters and Signs
81(1)
Instructional Communications
82(1)
Effective Job Instruction
83(1)
Safety Briefings
84(2)
Safety Reminders
86(1)
Listening --- A Necessary Communication Skill
87(1)
Summary
87(1)
Further Reading
88(1)
Safety Inspections
89(4)
Informal Inspections
89(1)
Formal Inspections
90(1)
Hazard Classification
90(1)
Decision-Making in Hazard Abatement
91(1)
Inspection Tips
91(1)
Summary
92(1)
Further Reading
92(1)
Accident Investigation
93(8)
Who Should Investigate Accidents?
94(1)
Accident Reporting
94(1)
Questions about Accident Investigations
94(1)
Accident Investigation Steps
95(1)
Recording Accident Findings
96(1)
Accident Reports
97(1)
Accident Reenactment
97(1)
Investigating Noninjury/Nondamage Accidents (Incidents)
97(1)
Summary
98(1)
Further Reading
99(2)
Measurement of Safety Work
101(6)
Safety Briefing Standard
102(1)
On-the-Job Training Standard
103(1)
Safety Inspection Standard
103(1)
Accident Investigation Standard
104(1)
Goal-Setting in Safety Work
104(2)
Summary
106(1)
Further Reading
106(1)
Insurance --- The Transfer of Risk
107(8)
Why Purchase Insurance?
108(1)
Workers' Compensation
108(1)
Must Farms Purchase Workers' Compensation Insurance?
109(1)
Workers' Compensation Premium Calculations
109(1)
Second Injury Funds
109(1)
Workers' Compensation, an Exclusive Remedy
110(1)
Liability Insurance
110(1)
Crop Insurance
111(1)
Home Owner Insurance
111(1)
Flood Insurance
111(1)
Health Insurance
112(1)
Other Insurance Considerations
112(1)
Claims Management
113(1)
Summary
114(1)
Further Reading
114(1)
Off-The-Job Safety
115(8)
Safety Considerations in the Home
116(1)
Vacation Safety
117(1)
First Aid Training
118(1)
The Orillia Study
118(1)
Visitor Safety
118(1)
Emergency Drills
119(1)
Using Community Safety Resources
119(1)
Spreading the Safety Word
120(1)
Application of On-the-Job Safety Work
120(1)
Summary
120(1)
Further Reading
121(2)
Appendix A Mutual Aid Group Charter 123(4)
Appendix B Sample Minutes: Mutual Aid Group Meeting 127(2)
Appendix C Sample Safety Communication Piece 129(2)
Index 131

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