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USDA announces final rule to eliminate pork-processing line speeds
 Washington — A controversial U.S. Department of Agriculture final rule unveiled Sept. 17 removes maximum line speeds in pork-processing plants and transfers certain inspection responsibilities to plant workers.Under the rule, slated to take effect 60 days after publication in...
Farming named as Britain's deadliest industry
 Safety plea as farming is named Britain’s deadliest industry  Johann Tasker03 July 2019 Agriculture is Britain’s deadliest industry – with one in five workplace fatalities occurring on farms, according to the latest figures.Some 32 people were killed or fatally injured...
Farmers get guidance on level crossing safety as 1 incident a week
 Philip Case13 November 2018https://www.fwi.co.ukFarm vehicle involved in level crossing incident every week  © Network RailAn incident involving a farming vehicle at a level crossing occurs every week on average in Britain, according to Network Rail.In the past 10 years, five...
£100,000 fine for death of worker who stepped out of building into path of tractor
A North Cumbria farm partnership has been fined £100,000 after a worker died in a tractor accident.Stephen Toppin, 57, of Penrith, suffered fatal head injuries at dairy farm Wragmire Bank, near Cumwhinton, Carlisle, in January 2017.Mr Toppin, whose main job was rearing calves, stepped out of a...
19 year old killed in tractor bridge strike - warning to farmers
 Teenager’s tandem-axle trailer death warning to farmers19 April 2018The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned farmers to ensure equipment used seasonally is properly maintained after a 19-year-old farm hand died from injuries sustained when the tractor and trailer he was using to...
Slurry incident victims remain in critical condition
 Slurry incident victims remain in critical condition 18th June 2018 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-44512129     The men were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital following the incident at a farm near Claudy on Saturday. A...
NFU safety guide or famers selling at farmers markets
23rd FebruaryA safety guide for selling at farmers’ marketsBy a correspondent at http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/16035788.A_safety_guide_for_selling_at_farmers____markets/ FARMERS’ MARKETS are a great way for farmers to promote their produce and learn about what their end...
100 accidents on NI farms every month!
 100 accidents on NI farms each month, says safety bodyBy Elaine Mitchell BBC News NI 13 September 2017 From the section Northern Ireland   Image copyright Getty Images Image caption...
Fire Risk Assessment on farms storing grain
 Avoid fires on grain farmsFires are a serious farm hazard. Be prepared, and assess the risks of fire on your farm  By Shanyn Silinksi Published: March 16, 2017  If grain bins are not carefully monitored for temperature, there could be a silent disaster building inside....
Young man loses his life walking in grain silo - Farm fined
 Farm fined £50,000 after Gloucestershire student dies in a grain siloBy Phil Norris  |  Posted: March 13, 2017 Arthur Mason, who died in a grain silo​Farm fined £50,000 after Gloucestershire student dies in a grain silo      On Friday, Maurice...

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