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Farm & Farm Equipment Safety

AUGUST 23, 2017

1:00 - 4:00pm

Upper Caroline Fire Department

12581 Stonewall Jackson Rd. • Woodford VA 22580

 

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/MfWiebNfv9HtQurw2

 

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AUGUST 24, 2017

1:00 - 4:00pm

VSU Randolph Farm, Small Farm Plot

4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

 

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/jOKHkczuC6ZyR1882

 

Each year more than 300 commercial tractor related deaths occur. Almost half of these are caused by overturns. Many are caused by PTOs not being shielded or shut down properly. Other causes include vehicle collisions, hitting overhead objects such as tree limbs, being crushed during repairs,  or being burned during re-fueling.

 

This workshop will review a variety of practices to help you remain safe on the farm including how to be knowledgeable about the tractor and use it safely and properly, conduct pre-operational safety checks, and special precautions necessary for operating equipment on rough terrain and slopes. Use of personal protective equipment also will be reviewed.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact Michael Carter at (804) 481-1163, mcarter@vsu.edu, or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Earlier Event: August 22
Organic and Sustainable Ag Production
Later Event: August 24
Farm & Farm Equipment Safety