Welcome to the ACRE

The Agronomy Center for Research and Education, ACRE, is an outdoor laboratory for Purdue Agriculture. Used for field research and hands-on teaching, the 1,135 acre farm is a busy place with faculty, staff, student, and visitor activity. I am Jim Beaty. I have been Superintendent of the ACRE since 1986. With my four full time staff members, part time help, and student employees we are responsible for operating the research farm. About 53 university researchers conduct projects here at the ACRE. I plan to write about our research, visitors, and farm safety thoughts.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ACRE Safety Thought #29

If an accident does happen at the ACRE resulting in injury then certain decisions and actions must follow. If the injury is life threatening or serious then activate the “911” system. It is critical to know the farm address of “4540 US Hwy 52 West, West Lafayette, IN.” Also it will be beneficial to know that you are in “Wabash Township”, since the first responders will be from this local volunteer department. Since the farm is a very big place it will be important to communicate exactly where the injured person is. Appropriate first aid may be required until emergency responders arrive. Other less serious injuries can be treated through approved medical providers. The Purdue PUSH facility no longer treats employee injuries, but many options still exist for treatment and vary by time of day. All work related injuries must be reported to a supervisor and a “First Report of Injury” form must be completed. Think, plan, and work safely at ACRE. Jim

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