Hurst Farm Supply Blog

How To: Protect Against Skin Cancer

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Jun 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As the summer season begins, we encourage anyone working outside to practice sun safety. Sun is the primary cause of skin cancer, and that means that our region’s farmers and weekend warriors, who work outside most of the time, are at high risk for this disease.

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Topics: Work Safety

How To Effectively Clean Your Gutters

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Mar 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Every single hour, approximately 28 people will be admitted into a United States emergency room, for treatment of injuries sustained after falling from a ladder. Several of the annual ¼ million ladder related injuries took place while a homeowner was cleaning their gutters.

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Topics: Spring Tips, Work Safety

Protect Your Back During Harvest Season

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Nov 1, 2016 12:30:30 PM

Farming takes a toll on your body, and now that harvest season is here, the odds of injury increase. It’s important to take steps that decrease the chances of spinal injury.

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Topics: Work Safety

Cotton Harvest Safety: Inspect Your Fire Extinguisher

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Oct 18, 2016 11:10:02 AM

No cotton farmer can afford to grow lax about their fire extinguishers during the harvest season. Forgetting to make sure your cotton stripper has fire extinguishers where the operator can easily reach them and that both of the extinguishers are fully operational can result in substantial equipment damage, crop loss, and even loss of life.

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Topics: Cotton Farming, Work Safety