• Lock out procedure;
  • Machine guarding;
  • Maintenance and repairs schedule;
  • Protective equipment protocols;
  • Emergency procedures;
  • First aid, CPR and rescue procedures;
  • Portable AED defibrillators and epipens;
  • Proper use of health and safety equipment giudelines;
  • Electrical safety guidelines;
  • Fire prevention; and
  • Engineering controls (e.g. ventilation)

Train family members and employees on the use of emergency equipment, how to turn off powered equipment, stop flow of liquids and gases, use of fire extinguishers, use of absorbents, starting generators, first aid, etc. Some insurance companies may be able to assist with providing fire extinguishers and/or training in their use.

At least once a year, formally discuss emergency plans. Ensure everyone knows the farm response procedures.