Moving hay bales safely: A health and safety solution

How to reduce or eliminate the risk of falling hay bales while moving them on your farm.


What it contains

Falling hay bales on farms cause serious injuries and death. The higher the hay bale is when it falls, the more these risks are increased. You can reduce or eliminate these risks when moving hay bales. This document tells you:

  • why falling hay bales are a risk on your farm
  • what types of injuries are caused by falling hay bales
  • how to safely secure hay bales when you're moving them
  • types of machinery and moving practices that can reduce or eliminate these risks
  • how to safely move hay bales using a front-end loader
  • how to protect others' safety when moving hay bales