It is unfortunately true that there is still an unacceptably high degree of accidents, injuries and fatalities on farms.
In actuality, right around the world, mathematically agriculture is among the top 3 (in some countries it is number 1) businesses for such.
True, it is a difficult sport and not for the faint hearted but even so, a couple of essential items of safety equipment should always be accessible and ALWAYS USED where required round the normal farm.
Steel toe-capped boots (or other sort of heavy duty protected footwear). It doesn’t matter if it is hot or you have some fashionable trainers on – use the perfect safety boots or shoes. Even with today’s advanced medicine, it’s easy to damage your eyes or eye beyond repair. There is no need to risk it because contemporary goggles of face masks are extremely tough and they do not’fog up’.
Armoured or heavy duty gloves. Most farmers are hardy and we have all got used to some scratches and minor cuts through the years but shredding your fingers is not in exactly the same league. The manufacturers of modern agricultural machines go to great lengths to make their machines as secure as they can but even so, an accident is always possible. Heavy protective gloves may help you keep as opposed to lose those fingers.
Another significant point – use heavy duty full-length pants. It is very tempting in hot weather to wear shorts but they provide your legs no protection in any way. A tumble a pair of jeans would mostly absorb can leave bare legs missing strips of skin. Various sorts of dust hazards require different kinds of respiratory protectors. Bear in mind, that fundamental’DIY trimming’ mask in the general store might be virtually useless in intensely dusty environments such as are available in certain regions of cereal work. Take advice about how complex a mask you need and once more, use it. It is useless if you decide that wearing it makes you look daft and for that reason it’s best left in the taxi. This is supposed to be a no-brainer but just in case, bear in mind your eyes may get damaged to over-exposure to bright sunshine for hour after hour. At the very least it may lead to headaches, tension and migraines. Spend a little extra on a fantastic pair with printed UV protection levels also. Self-explanatory for when it is hot and yes, you can get throat guards incorporated into hard hats.
Sun lotion. The dangers of over-exposure to sunlight concerning burning and longer-terms dangers of skin cancer have been known about for ages. So, get a lotion that provides great UV broad-spectrum protection and use it regularly.
Life is all about risk and you can not eliminate it all.
Nevertheless, lots of men and women who were injured in accidents on the farm (or by poor working practices) have regretted later that they did not take some of the preceding measures. Be certain that you’re not among them!