Keep Safe, Healthy and Protected
Agriculture-related business and the trades rank among the most hazardous industries. Reduce your risks, and improve your business operation, when you implement a comprehensive risk management and safety program in the workplace. We can help.
Farm Family has a long history of working with risky businesses and offers this expertise to help you keep safe and reduce the exposures that might put you, your employees or your operation at risk. Our knowledgeable agents will ask the right questions and examine your operation to understand where you may be at risk and provide suggestions on how you can improve your safety practises and mitigate your risk or liability exposure.
Our loss control services can help you to prevent accidents, control your exposure to loss and properly manage your claims. Whether it be with loss control bulletins, links to safety related websites, loss analysis or participation in a safety presentation, we'll help you protect what you value most.
Protect your employees and your business.
Check out these links for protection ideas and consumer safety tips, as well as sites where you can find even more information.
Farm Equipment Maintenance and Safety
Wood Burning Stoves
Farm Building Fire Safety Checklist
Equipment and Tool Theft
Heavy Equipment and Combine Fires
Electrical Fire Prevention
Space Heater Safety
Vehicle and Equipment Fire
Farm Machinery & Highway Safety
Identifying Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards in a Small Business Environment
Snowplow Risk Management Guide
Personal Use of a Business Vehicle
Cutting Tool Safety
Ladder and Scaffold Safety
Forklifts / Powered Industrial Trucks
Personal Protective Equipment for Eyes
Personal Protective Equipment - Occupational Foot Protection
Air Conditional Keeps its Cool (HSB)
AC Start-up Checklist (HSB)
Farm and Ranch
National Ag Safety Database
A government funded database of health and safety information and training for those involved in agricultural-related operations.
Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
The mission of Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is to promote a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to children and youth.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
The agricultural section provides safety and health information specific to those engaged in farming activities.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Safety Section
Section of the USDA site providing information on health in rural communities. Best Practices, planning tools, funding resources, and
Penn State University – Agricultural Safety and Health
Information on how to reduce exposures, safety training and managing agricultural emergencies.
University of Vermont – Horsemanship Safety Articles
Articles dealing with various issues related to safety on and around horses.
Making Your Horse Barn Fire Safe
Published by the Humane Society of the United States. Provides common sense tips on preventing barn fires.
Green Industry / Landscape
Tailgate Safety Training for Landscaping and Horticultural Services
Short, topic specific safety training modules, wrritten in both English and Spanish. Created by the Agricultural Extension of Ohio State University and funded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA – Safety and Health Topics for Landscape and Horticultural Services
OSHA sub-site providing health and safety information specific to the landscape and horticultural industry, including examples of how to develop a health and safety program at work.
National Safety Council (NSC) – Driver Improvement Training
The National Safety Council is a public service organization dedicated to educating and influencing people to prevent accidents. NSC provides a full menu of fee-based driver training courses for businesses and individuals.
Commercial Heavy Equipment Theft
A brochure from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) with tips for equipment owners on how to prevent theft.
The following documents from Hartford Steam Boiler's Web site provide a value-added risk management service to policyholders.
An informational Web site from Hartford Steam Boiler on protecting a business from employment lawsuits.
General Safety and Health
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Department of Labor’s OSHA Web site providing information on compliance with employee safety and health regulations.
Prevention for Weather
National Hurricane Survival Initiative
Provides strategies and actions to protect life and property from a hurricane. Sponsored by the National Hurricane Center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among others.
Part of the Institute for Business and Home Safety, Disater Safety.org offers an increased focus on retrofit options, paired withcommitment to stronger new construction through the "Fortified ...for safer living" program, and business continuity planning with "Open For Business."
General Web sites
State Compensation Insurance Fund
Thorough Web site with long list of safety issues (specific to customized industries)