First on the Scene (NRAES 12)
Murphy, Dennis J.; Pollock, John; Smith, Gary; Bean, Thomas; Sailus, Marty
The ability to make the right decisions when a farm accident is discovered depends on whether you, the first person on the scene, have been trained in assessing farm accident scenes and first aid. You must be familiar with the machinery, storage facilities, and structures on the farm so that decisions made will not further injure the victim or put yourself in danger. This bulletin is intended to provide background knowledge of farm accident situations that will assist in making good decisions.
This 46 page publication (NRAES-12) was originally published by the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service (NRAES, later known as the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast US disbanded in 2011. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) was subsequently formed to manage the NRAES catalog. Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers.
Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service (NRAES)
Agriculture Accidents; Emergency Management; Farm Safety; Safety
Previously Published As
Murphy, D. J. (1989). First on the scene. Ithaca, NY: Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service.