Experts and statistics agree that farm tractor roll-overs are the biggest reason for deaths and injuries on the farm, but second is the danger from exposure to farm chemicals. March 13 to 19 is Agricultural Safety Week in Canada, followed by National Poison Prevention Week March 20 to 26 in the United States, making this a good time to consider chemical safety on the farm.
There are three major hazards from farm chemicals. These are anhydrous ammonia, toxic gases and pesticides. Canada's "OHS Insider" has prepared a helpful article with good information on farm chemical safety.