Farming is Dangerous
A 2019 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says there were 257 fatal injuries reported last year for farm and ag workers.
Good Day’s Work is trying to reduce those numbers.
Marty Huseman with Good Day’s Work says they set out to create more than 30 different types of real-life scenarios on actual farms to talk about all aspects of safety, and that includes grain bin safety.
“We have a class for that. It gets people to think through what they’re doing. We don’t want to see people working alone. That’s the number one mistake. We’d really like to see employees be taught how to put on a harness and hot to be tied off anytime they enter a grain bin.”
Aside from harnesses, Huseman says another tool you should have with you is ear protection.
“Anything over 85 decibels is potentially damaging. We think we’re just going to that in little spurts that should be ok, but hearing loss is cumulative. If we know those things how, it doesn’t take much to put in some ear plugs. The little things we do in our younger years, so we don’t pay the price when we get older.”
To learn about how Good Day’s Work and providing video training for your operation, visit gooddayswork.ag.