Harvest Safety Tips for Farmworkers

  • Maintain a 10-foot clearance around all utility equipment in all directions.
  • Use a spotter and deployed flags to maintain safe distances from power lines and other equipment when doing field work.
  • If your equipment makes contact with an energized or downed power line, contact Dakota Electric immediately and remain inside the vehicle until the power line is de-energized. In case of smoke or fire, exit the cab by making a solid jump out of the cab, without touching it at the same time, and hop away, feet together, to safety.
  • Consider equipment and cargo extensions of your vehicle. Lumber, hay, tree limbs, irrigation pipe and even bulk materials can conduct electricity, so keep them out of contact with electrical equipment.