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A little more conversation: Taking action on farm safety

Talk about it Being the “strong, silent type” isn’t conducive to safety communication

Reading Time: 2 minutes Farmers have a reputation for being “strong, silent types.” Growing up on a farm and getting my hands very much dirty alongside my father, I don’t disagree with some of this “salt of the earth” mystique, but I also think it’s time to move beyond the stereotypes. Farms nowadays can be complex, highly industrialized businesses […] Read more

Health and safety policies for staff

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farmers write policies all the time, in employee handbooks, or other policy documents, as a way to communicate responsibilities to their employees. And in fact, employees need to understand their roles and what is expected of them before they step into a tractor or enter the machine shed. But when it comes to health and […] Read more