Keeping people safe on farm requires constant vigilance. Use the following checklist, developed by The Farm Safety Just 4 Kids program ( to do a safety spot check on your farm.

  • Are the keys removed from farm equipment when not in use?
  • Do you keep riders off of tractors, wagons and other farm equipment?
  • Are power take off (PTO) shields in place on all equipment?
  • Are all safety shields and guards in place on tractors and machinery?
  • Are warning and danger decals posted prominently on all equipment?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, correct the problem immediately.