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.

Monday, January 3, 2011

ACRE Safety Thought #31

One hazard at ACRE is simply being too focused on getting a task completed and not stepping back to look at safety. The attitude that “I’ve got to get it done” can result in an injury. Another is what some might call “letting your guard down” or “I’ve done this a million times” or just “not paying attention.” Whether one is too focused on their work or not focused enough, safety should be a primary concern. Put safety first. Think, plan, train, and work safely at ACRE. Jim

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