Every year there are an alarming number of
farm related injuries nation-wide. In 1990 alone, there were 120,000 disabling injuries and 1,300 deaths(1) . Farm owners
and managers must begin to make a greater effort to ensure safety around the farm and reduce farm related accidents. Buildings
are the site for almost 30% of all farm-related injuries(3) . To help reduce the number of accidents and injuries to employees,
visitors and stock, care needs to be taken to ensure that buildings and the surrounding areas meet common safety standards.
With a reduction in injury claims, insurance companies will likely begin to lower liability insurance premiums. This fact
sheet will help owners and managers to identify areas of concern and how to correct any possible problems.