Safety Corner

December: Beware of Ice

Doug Smith from Dry Creek Farm in Martinsburg, Pa., shared his safety tip to watch for ice and slippery surfaced during winter weather. In October 2015, Smith slipped on ice that had built on the step of his skidloader and fell, injuring his shoulder. “I’m still going to physical therapy more than a year later,” said Smith. After his fall, Smith attempted to place rubberized strips on the steps of the skidloader but the cows at it off within a day. He eventually built a garage to keep equipment covered during winter precipitation.