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Farm and home safety tips for Arkansans

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Image above a lawn mower that has mowed a strip of grass
 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that each year lawn mowers injure over 110,000 people seriously enough to require treatment in hospital emergency rooms.

Farm owners and agricultural workers use a diverse selection of equipment and tools. Careful operation and following appropriate safety tips during the use of all equipment and tools help to manage risks and minimize the chances of personal injury. Unfortunately, the annual death rate for farm workers involving on-farm accidents is more than 20 per 100,000 workers in the United States. Forty-six percent of all farm fatalities are from the use of farm equipment. Therefore, farm safety is a serious issue in the United States. Consequently, this website is dedicated to provide an idea of the general rules to be followed for safer work on the farm. However, it should be known that details for safe operation vary widely and the equipment manuals should be read and followed appropriately.

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