Safety

Safety is our top priority. Learn more about what we're doing to foster a philosophy of safety for both our customers and employees.

Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards

Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards

Sep 10, 2018

When farming workers suffer injuries from machinery, they can often be severe or even fatal. Therefore, it is important that you recognize potential hazards and take the necessary precautions to avoid injuries.

August Safety Tip: Extra Riders are a Hazard

August Safety Tip: Extra Riders are a Hazard

Aug 06, 2018

Many think an extra rider is harmless, but it is important that you understand the safety hazards involved with this dangerous practice.

Evading Pinch Point Hazards

Evading Pinch Point Hazards

Jun 11, 2018

Nearly all equipment you work with on the farm presents pinch point hazards, and it is a common misconception that these types of injuries cannot be serious. Use these tips to steer clear of harm.

May Safety Tip: Beating the Heat by Staying Hydrated

May Safety Tip: Beating the Heat by Staying Hydrated

May 21, 2018

In the simplest terms, dehydration occurs when you lose more water than you take in. Staying hydrated is important to keep all your body functions running smoothly. Because in an agricultural setting you work outdoors or in warm environments, you’ll want to take extra precautions to stay hydrated as summer heats up.

Establishing a Safety Culture

Establishing a Safety Culture

May 01, 2018

Sunrise Cooperative has built a culture that emphasizes safety in the workplace.

April Safety Tip: Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety

April Safety Tip: Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety

Apr 09, 2018

When working in agriculture, be aware: hand, wrist and finger injuries are among the most common ailments. Since your hands are such a vital tool, it’s important to protect them. Injuries can be extremely painful, may require weeks or months of rehabilitation, and damage can be permanent.

March Safety Tip: It's No Accident

March Safety Tip: It's No Accident

Mar 01, 2018

Accidents can happen at any time in the workplace, often when you least expect them. However, many on-the-job accidents can be avoided by focusing on safe practices and taking necessary safety precautions.

February Safety Tip: Personal Protective Equipment Basics

February Safety Tip: Personal Protective Equipment Basics

Feb 15, 2018

Agricultural work is one of the most dangerous industries in the country; the risk of employee fatality is nearly double that of the average worker. Because of this, the proper use and care of personal protective equipment (PPE) is crucial to your health and safety.

January Safety Tip: Prevent Farm Equipment Fires Through Safe Fueling

January Safety Tip: Prevent Farm Equipment Fires Through Safe Fueling

Jan 01, 2018

Whether it’s planting season, harvesting season or any time in between, it is always important to think about safe fueling practices.

December Safety Tip: Lifting Precautions for Farm Workers

December Safety Tip: Lifting Precautions for Farm Workers

Dec 06, 2017

Your job involves lifting heavy loads and stooping excessively, both of which can cause serious back injury. Back soreness or injury not only interferes with your daily work, it can also affect the rest of your life. Take the following precautions when lifting on the job to avoid back pain or injury.

November Safety Tip: Tips for Teens in Agriculture

November Safety Tip: Tips for Teens in Agriculture

Nov 01, 2017

Every year, thousands of farm workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents. According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the nation. Be aware of the hazards and safety practices on a farm, especially as a young worker.

October Safety Tip: Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards

October Safety Tip: Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards

Oct 01, 2017

Even though farm machinery manufacturers try to ensure that their products are safe by equipping them with safety guards, agricultural work presents many hazards. Many times, workers suffer injuries because of human error from taking a shortcut, ignoring warning signs, not paying attention or not following safety rules.
 

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