July 2014: Work and Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer is here and the weather is hot. This is the time of year to be concerned about heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses can occur indoors as well as outdoors. Accidents are more frequent in hot weather because it can decrease mental alertness and reduce...

June 2014: Farm and Home Safety

June is National Safety Month. According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the United States. June is the perfect time for farm families to search the home and farm for safety hazards. Emphasis must be placed on correcting...

May 2014: Mental Health and Depression

May is National Mental Health Month. Life can be stressful and sometimes we can feel “a little depressed” or “a little blue” which usually lasts a few days. On the other hand, depression is a condition that is long term and may reduce your quality of life. Now is a...

April 2014: Agricultural Chemicals and Safe Practices

April showers are followed with a planting season. Chemicals are often used to ensure the production of food in our nation and other countries. Agricultural pesticides include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. When working around agricultural pesticides...

March 2014: Tractor Safety

March brings out the tractor on many farms. Did you know that tractor accidents are responsible for nearly 50% of deaths and injuries among agricultural workers each year? Most accidents are avoidable with proper attention to safety. Before operating your tractor...

February 2014: Know Your Numbers for a Healthy Heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women. Despite this alarming news, heart disease is controllable and preventable. There are several risk factors for heart disease and most of them can be changed....