The weather has been great in many parts of the country, including here in our six-state region. Thanks to the hard work of thousands of farm workers, grocery store shelves and farm market tables have stayed full of good food, even during the pandemic. They offer fruit and vegetables, meat and milk. We here at Hastings Mutual have ideas to help make sure our valuable farm workers are keeping themselves healthy and safe while they’re on the job.
The kind of injuries that farm work
often causes are wrist sprains, sore backs, and other kinds of damage officially called “work-related musculoskeletal
disorders.” Machines can assist with some tasks, but many farm jobs rely on humans.
Here are a few ways to
keep yourself and your employees healthy and safe while at work.
If your farm’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage is with Hastings Mutual, you have access to the FirstCall Work Injury Hotline. An injury can happen even though you’re using safety tools and guidelines. You can call the hotline and get over-the-phone advice on how to treat non-life-threatening injuries. That can get your crew back to work more quickly and without additional expense.
Questions? Let us know in the comments.
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