The 2019 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 573 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.1 deaths per 100,000 workers.
According to the CDC, Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries.

Tractors, tools and other machinery and equipment put agricultural workers at risk for serious injury. As fall approaches, harvest machinery has historically been more dangerous than any other machinery around the farm. Agricultural workers not only provide the essentials we need, they play central roles in the functioning of our food supply chains, that is why “Farm Safety Yields Real Results.”

A Week Long Tribute to Farm Safety & Health

The third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This annual promotion initiated by the National Education Center for Agriculture Safety has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944.

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. Now is the time to prioritize farm safety and health.

Safety is all about continuous improvement. Whether organizationally or individually. Maintaining a strong and effective safety program is vital to reducing incidents and injuries and keeping your employees safe and healthy!

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