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Safety Precautions 

There are natural hazards, working hazards, and biohazards in our environment. Although we cannot eliminate all of these hazards we can take precautions.  

Natural Hazards

There are many natural hazards in the environment. 

To reduce some of these hazards you should always be aware of your surroundings, wear proper attire and stay in posted designated paths and areas. 

A few things to look out for:

  • Trip hazards

  • slippery walkways

  • Low branches

  • Sharp vegetation

  • Poisons vegetation

  • Exposure to the elements

  • Stinging/biting animals, insects, reptiles and rodents.

  • Water hazards 

Working Hazards

Many elements necessary on a farm may cause a hazard.

To reduce this risk:

  • Never play with, on or near farming equipment.

  • Be cautious of electrical or barbed wire fencing. 

  • Be cautious of rough surfaces, splintering wood and other sharp objects

Biohazards

Biohazards are often unseen hazards. Microscopic fungi, parasites, bacteria and chemical residue. Somethings to help avoid biohazards are:

  • Avoid touching your face and mouth while near livestock, poultry, soil and produce.

  • Wash your hands promptly after being near or touching livestock, poultry, soil and produce.  

  • Never eat any wild forage without it being properly identified and washed. 

  • Never eat any produce without washing it

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