Supervisors must keep a roster of personnel who are authorized to work at the farm and basic information about the hazards present. Update this information at a minimum of every 6 months or as hazards or personnel change. Supervisors may designate a Farm Safety Officer to help maintain this registration.
2. Hazard Identification
- Chainsaw Safety
- Chemical Safety
- Confined Spaces
- Electrical Safety
- Fire & Life Safety
- Respiratory Protection
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Shop Safety
- Tractors & Field Farm Equipment
- Utility Type Vehicles (UTV)
- Visitor Safety
- Working at Heights
- Working Outside & Field Safety
Evaluate how the hazards will be controlled using OSHA's hierarchy of controls. This may include engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment.
Tools to help with the assessment and documentation include Chemical Use Planning Forms, Standard Operating Procedures, and other types of hazard assessments. Risk Management & Safety, Physical Plant Department (PPD), and the Training & Compliance Office (TCO) are also available to assist.
Farm workers must determine the appropriate disposal method for all wastes generated on the farm, including hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. Types of hazardous waste may include chemical waste, biological waste, sharps, and universal waste (e.g. CFLs, batteries, ballasts, electronic waste). Types of non-hazardous waste may include uncontaminated waste and broken glass, lab trash, and recyclables.
Each person working on the farm should be trained and prepared to respond to an emergency. Plan ahead to help minimize injury to personnel, damage to equipment and facilities, and reduce the potential for a hazardous release to the environment.
Each farm worker must complete training regarding hazardous materials, farm procedures, equipment, the means to control the hazards, and emergency procedures. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all farm personnel receive appropriate training.
- Chemical Safety & Disposal
- Driver Training
- Fire Safety & Fire Extinguishers
- Working at Heights
- Horticultural Research & Education Center Training
- Lock Out/Tag Out & Electrical Safety
- Respirator Use
- Shop Safety (multiple topics)
- Tractor & Field Farm Equipment
- Trailer Towing
7. Farm Oversight
Farm Supervisors are required to complete and document a self-inspection of the farm(s) each month. Supervisors may designate the Farm Safety Officer to help complete the inspection.
Farm Supervisors must create and maintain a Farm Safety Notebook. Store safety documents such as Safety Data Sheets, training records, self-inspection checklists, equipment maintenance records, etc.