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General Farm Hazards

There are many dangers common to all farming operations. Information included in this section covers a wide-range of topics from managing stress and first aid, to protecting yourself from UV radiation, eye and hearing injury, and the ergonomics of lifting and the stress of repetitive motion. Also included are dangers inherent to NC including poisonous snakes, plants, stinging insects and diseases from ticks. There is also a section on creating safe play areas on the farm.

Spring day on a Christmas tree farm

Spring day on a Christmas tree farm

General Information

Farm First Aid

UV Radiation

Hearing Protection

Overhead Electrical Hazards

Venomous Snakes

Poison Ivy

Stinging Insects

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases


Creating Safe Play Areas on the Farm