Date Published: December 2004
This Risk management tool is intended to assist you
in managingsafety issues on your farm. It has been
designed to enable farm managers to monitor key safety
issures on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. The categories
covered on the check list supplied with the tool are
common to most farm businesses;however, you can use
the blank section at the end of the list to monitor
any areas of your work place that are not specifically
listed,or areas that may be of special concern to
you and your employees.
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Instructions for using Risk Management Worksheets
1. Read the Standards of Practice for Farms in
Nova Scotia manual carefully; this will assistyou
in understanding your responsibilities with respect
to Nova Scotia's Occupational Health & SafetyLegislation.
It will also assist you with identifying the safety
issues you must successfully manage on your farm.
2. Identify the sections on the check lists that apply
to your farm operation and complete the blank sections
to deal withadditional areas of concern or areas that
may not be specifically identified on the check lists.
3. Complete all the sections of the check list that
are relevant to your farm on a regular basis (monthly
or bi-monthly)by: 1) checking off that you have performed
any tasks noted on the check lists and/or have met
any standards or criteria noted onthe check lists;
2) noting any deficiencies and the remedial actions
taken to correct them.
4. Date the check list and store in safe place for
5. If you have questions about how to use your risk
management tool, you can get assistance by contacting
the Nova Scotia Federationof Agriculture or the Nova
Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing.