Stay on the Safe Side: Farm Safety shouldn't cost an arm or a leg
STAY ON THE SAFE SIDE: FARM SAFETY SHOULDN'T COST AN ARM OR A LEG
Since guards on PTO’s and machinery have become the norm, we don’t hear of as many amputations or fatalities due to ‘catch’ hazards. This is a fantastic example of safety innovations saving lives and limbs.
However, we often hear from farmers that broken PTO guards have gone months without being replaced or that it’s just too expensive to replace guards on every piece of machinery. However, when considered in comparison to the price of lost time injuries, amputations or a fatality (currently costing an average of $2M per incident according to Safe Work Australia), this argument just doesn’t add up.
Safety shouldn’t cost an arm or a leg!