Farm Safety Checklist

I went to the Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health conference last week and one of the big topics for discussion was farm safety audits. The Iowa State Extension Office has one of the most expansive audit programs, (click here for some information on their audit program) and is trying to work with the local insurance companies to get farmers a discount for participating.  If you don’t live in a state that has an audit program, or if you want to take a look on your own and see how your farm would do, the checklists auditors use are available online.  Here are a few of them:

The Farm Safety Handbook Template at the bottom of this page is one of the tools used by the Iowa audit system

The Wisconsin Extension has extensive checklists for different hazard categories

This Canadian checklist is concise but thorough

A more detailed Canadian checklist

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