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As you prepare for planting and harvesting season, don’t forget to plan for safety. There are many aspects to safety on the farm, but electrical safety if often overlooked. Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare for planting and harvesting.
Train anyone working on your farm, including family members and seasonal workers, about electrical hazards.
Have daily meetings to review the day’s work and discuss safety implications. Know and review where the power lines are, the clearance required, and the proper position of extensions as they are transported.
When working in the vicinity of power lines, always have a spotter on the ground, who can direct you away from power lines or poles if you are getting too close.
If your machine or truck makes contact with a power line, pole, or guy wire, you could become electricity’s path to ground and become electrocuted if you step out of the cab.
Call 9-1-1 to have your electric utility dispatched to deenergize the power source. Only exit the cab is if your equipment is on fire. If that happens, make a solid jump out and hop away with feet together as far as you can.