·Most injuries occur from equipment that malfunctions or is not properly protected. Using a guard in machinery that has moving parts will help protect workers from unnecessary injuries. Also you should have all equipment maintained regularly to avoid any accidents from breakage or malfunctions.
·Always wear your seat belt when riding on tractors or other riding machines. This will help prevent serious injuries during an accident such as a crash or tip over.
·Wear the proper clothing for the job. Some task may require gloves and goggles. Wear fitted clothes, appropriate closed-toed shoes, and tie up any loose articles. Be sure to pull your hair back if needed. Knowing what gear to wear for each job will greatly reduce the amount of work related injuries.
·Know at least basic knowledge of first aid. You should be able to clean and bandage a wound as well as perform CPR if needed.
·Post warning signs in areas where harmful chemicals are used or stored. Some common chemicals on a farm are pesticides and ammonia. You should also warn about methane gases as well as carbon monoxide.