Signs Of Ag Retail Safety
Consider these tips for implementing safety throughout your operation.
September 9, 2008
For the past seven years, CropLife® magazine has covered all aspects of retailer security and safety with in-depth articles on the ways U.S. companies protect their products and employees. Here you will find several photographs taken at various dealerships around the country that illustrate a thorough understanding of dealership security and safety. Tied to these pictures are some brief quotes from ag retailers that are leaders in the fields of security and safety.
Key Points To Consider
1. Product containment is very important, and can take many forms depending on the situation. If possible, containment systems should be able to handle over 100% of the liquid product stored within them while dry materials should be protected from the elements.
2. Eyewash stations and safety showers should be located at various locations around the dealership. They should also be periodically checked to make sure they are in good working order.
3. Training should be mandatory for all employees, particularly when it comes to safety and security procedures. If possible, the dealership should have a few specialized, highly trained individuals to deal with the worst on-site disasters.
4. Even when products are being discarded, a measure of caution is called for. Empty containers and used mote oil should be stored in an enclosed area and disposed of according to waste management/governmental protocols.