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New Videos on Lighting and Marking Requirements for IoH

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation created two animated videos to help explain lighting and marking requirements for Implements of Husbandry or IoH. One video covers the requirements for all IoH and the other video discusses the requirements for wide IoH. These are a good supplement to the Lighting and Marking Requirement handout that is a […]

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Skid steer Operation by Youth Employees

Questions continue to be asked regarding youth employees and student learners operating skid steers. Here’s the basic as the laws apply. Employers are encouraged to contact the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) with more specific questions. Operation of skid steers is not covered by the Wisconsin Safe Operation of Tractor and Machinery Certification Program. Regulations […]

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2018 Programs are Completed

Programs for 2018 have been completed.  The 2019 programs will be starting in January, 2019. Programs are coordinated on a local level.  Check with your local county Extension office, high school agri-science instructor or technical college for upcoming programs.

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White Board Makes ROPS Real Video

“White Board Makes ROPS Real” is a new video from the Wisconsin ROPS rebate program a service of the National Farm Medicine Center. The video discusses the value of ROPS and how farmers can apply for up to 70% of the ROPS retrofit costs. A ROPS with a seat belt is 99% effective and the […]

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NIOSH Sound Level Meter App

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a Sound Level Meter (NIOSH SLM) App. Currently, it is only available for iOS devices. The app provides a readout of the sound level using the built-in microphone. It provides an instantaneous sound level (dB) reading as well as Time Weighted Average (TWA) and dose. […]

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Tractor Checklist Updated

I’ve updated the “Farm Hazard Inspection Checklist – Tractor.”   A pdf version is available here: Tractor checklist The value of a checklist is that it can be incorporated into a farm’s maintenance program. For farms that may be inspected by OSHA, a checklist is a good way to document that vehicles were maintained and when […]

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