NEW! Front End Loader Safety The Front End Loader Safety Subcommittee is working to create a safety training toolkit specifically for employees operating or working around front end loaders in the mushroom industry. More training materials will be developed in the coming months.
The first product of the subcommittee’s toolkit is a customizable general training PowerPoint. Click the button above to download the PowerPoint in English (Spanish will be available soon). Trainers should view the PowerPoint and customize it to their company. For example, companies can add site-specific information about hazards and obstacles so that drivers are aware.
Additional Safety Programs:
- Preventive Stretching Program Toolkit: AMI’s Ergonomics Subcommittee, ATI Physical Therapy and ATI Worksite Solutions have designed a Preventive Stretching Program specifically for the mushroom industry. This toolkit contains downloadable posters, handouts and pocket cards as well as a presentation explaining how to establish a successful stretching program. All materials are available in English and Spanish.
- Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries
- Emergency Evacuation Plan
- Active Shooter Preparedness
- Department of Homeland Security Tools and Resources -- Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst of the chaos, anyone can play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter incident. DHS aims to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" approach by providing products, tools, and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.[link to: https://www.dhs.gov/active-shooter-preparedness]
- Violence Prevention Plans Help Employees Feel Safer, (Mushroom News, Feb. 2018)
- Active Shooter Preparedness
- Job Hazard Analysis
- Description -- Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) are two terms for the same thing. You can use either term. A JSA form is used for all jobs or tasks performed on the farm to assess any hazardous conditions in the workplace. It then becomes a guide to determine personal protective equipment for performing that task. [link to PDF assets Job Safety Analysis]
- Record Keeping Form
- Job Hazard Analysis Sample Forms
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Confined Spaces
- Lock Out - Tag Out: The OSHA standard 1910.147 The Control of Hazardous Energy covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization or start up of the machines, or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. To effectively control hazardous energy during servicing and maintenance, a Lockout/Tagout program should be developed. The goal of a Lockout/Tagout program is to isolate an energy source before employees can perform maintenance and servicing of equipment.
- Powered Industrial Truck
- Machine Guarding
- OSHA Consultation: How to Get Started