As harvest season gets into full swing, some reminders about safe practices may help save a life.
Grinnell, Iowa (PRWEB) September 18, 2015
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company understands that farming isn’t just a job to our insureds — it’s way of life. We also believe that safety should always come first and be practiced every day. That’s why every year, Grinnell Mutual promotes National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 20–26. The theme this year is “Ag safety is not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle.” As harvest season gets into full swing, some reminders about safe practices may help save a life. Grinnell Mutual has put together a library of articles and resources, including a PSA.
Farm safety resources
Grinnell Mutual has created a set of free resources, available on our website, about safe farm practices. We encourage you to read, watch, and share the information with a farmer you know. In addition to the video, you’ll find articles on a variety of farm safety topics:
At the end of the growing season, when full-grown cornstalks can hide unmarked intersections, be especially alert as you drive rural roads.
By inspecting equipment, taking breaks, and knowing your limits, you can ensure a safe harvest on your farm.
Harvest time brings all ages to the farm. Whether children come for a visit or to help with the work, farm owners should speak with them and their parents and set expectations to prevent accidents.
Confined spaces like grain bins and manure pits have dangers that farmers should avoid or limit exposure to.
Sharing the road
As farmers fill grain bins at harvest, they also fill roads with tractors, combines, and other equipment.
About Grinnell Mutual
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, located in Grinnell, Iowa, provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance companies and property and casualty insurance products through a network of over 1,600 independent agents in 12 Midwestern states. In its 104th year of business, Grinnell Mutual is the 117th largest property-casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary farm mutual reinsurer in North America.
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