Winding two-lane country roads are dangerous for farmers, particularly during planting and harvest season, as growers frequently move equipment between properties. It’s something Ralph Edward Reynolds Jr. has done thousands of times before. But this week, as he was traveling on Route 221 in Bedford County, Virginia, and making a left-hand turn, a tractor-trailer rig going […]
With women playing an even bigger role in the agricultural industry, it’s important to discuss specific farm safety issues for our demographic.
Twenty seconds is roughly how long it takes for a grown man to become entrapped in a grain bin — that speed and the fear such a situation creates can make things go from bad to worse. It’s long been known that grain bins are one of the biggest safety hazards for farmers who work […]
This may not be my dad on that tractor, but he’s someone’s dad, working to create a better life for his family one acre at a time.
An Iowa motorist mistook a tractor driver’s hand signal Monday, crashing into him and causing the tractor to roll over. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office said the tractor driver gave a left hand signal to turn into a driveway. However the 19-year-old Jeep driver misunderstood the signal and attempted to pass the tractor as it […]
With no central repository for collecting ag injury data, a new data center hopes to fill an important information gap and play an increased role in farm safety. Researchers at the National Farm Medicine Center are building and testing rural health informatics tools to enhance the collection and dissemination of publicly available injury case data […]