Farm Shop Safety Webinar

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Farm Shop Safety – Top 5 Hazard Areas

Rescheduled for Tuesday, January 28, 1:30-3:00 pm

A well-organized farm shop is essential to any agricultural operation.  There are a wide variety of work task that happen in a farm shop and potential for many hazards. This webinar will address the top 5 hazard areas to review in your farm shop and provide some best practices to address key hazard areas.

 Five hazard to be covered are:

  1. Organization – walk paths, shelving, work areas
  2. Equipment and tools
  3. Lockout/tagout (LO/TO) including electrical safety
  4. Ventilation for vehicle exhaust and welding areas
  5. Lifting and blocking – slings, chains and rigging

Best practices in the shop will be shared by Will Petska, Safety Compliance Manager, Tractor Central.


Mary Bauer, Compliance Assistant Specialist, Eau Claire OSHA

Will Petska, Safety Compliance Manager, Tractor Central

Cheryl Skjolaas, UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health


How do I participate in this webinar?

You will need a computer and phone connection or computer headset.

To check your computer connection: Please use this link to a site for checking your computer connection prior to the teleconference.

This site will make sure your operating system is supported by Blackboard and that Java is installed.

For audio:  A teleconferencing system will be used for audio connection. After registering you will be provided a teleconference number to dial into. This will be a toll call and charges will be based on your telephone plans service. We do ask that you try to use a phone that can be muted to reduce the background noise during the webinar.

Or you can use a headset or computer speakers with microphone.  We will have chat feature available if you want to listen and type in questions if you do not want to use a computer microphone.

How do I register?

Send an email to and in the subject line indicate “farm shop safety”

In the body of the email, please provide participant’s name, job position, farm or business name, email address and daytime phone number.  Registrations are required by 3:00 pm on Friday, January 24th.  Registrants will receive an email with call information and materials by on Monday, January 27th.

If you have specific questions or interests that you’d like addressed in the webinar, please include in the email message.

For questions regarding this webinar, please contact Cheryl Skjolaas, Agricultural Safety Specialistl, UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, email: skjolaas@wisc.eduor phone 608-265-0568.




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