Clemson Agricultural Safety

Ag Injury News Report – October 2021

Ag Injury News Report 9/13/2021: Man killed in farming accident in Toney 9/13/2021: Hazel Green man dies after rear-ending hay wagon pulled by tractor, Grant County authorities say 9/12/2021: 6-year-old rural Nebraska boy dies after ATV accident 9/12/2021: Crews recover man’s body from grain silo after 10-hour effort on Indy’s near northwest side 9/10/2021: Police: […]

Safety Spotlight – October 2021

Aaron Turner Hometown: Silver City, NM Position: Assistant Professor, Ag. Mech. and Business I’m an assistant professor in the Agricultural Sciences Department at Clemson, and I teach in the Ag. Mech. and Business program. My interest in agriculture started when I was an undergraduate student at NMSU. I was working part-time in the college’s machine […]

Safety and Health for Women in Agriculture

Safety and Health for Women Fact Sheet DESCRIPTION The objective is to provide basic information regarding overall safety and health for women in an agricultural related positions. OVERVIEW Women represent 36% of all American agricultural producers, based on the 2017 Census of Agriculture. This has increased by 5% from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The […]

Safety Information – October 2021

Description The objective is to provide basic information on grain safety and safety related to entrapment and engulfment in grain. GRAIN ENTRAPMENT AND ENGULFMENT Entrapment: When a person has sunk low enough into the grain, they cannot escape the grain without assistance from another person. Engulfment: When a person has sunk low enough, their head […]

Agricultural Fertilizer and Chemical Safety

Pesticide Safety Fact Sheet DESCRIPTION This fact sheet aims to provide the reader with valuable information about handling, using, and disposing of pesticides safely. WHY? • To protect people, both yourself and others. • To protect the environment, including, but not limited to, water, plants, and animals. HUMAN HARM Humans can be poisoned or injured […]

Safety and Health for Youth in Agriculture

Youth Agricultural Safety Fact Sheet DESCRIPTION The objective is to provide basic information regarding the health and safety of youth in and around agricultural operations. FACTS • Children 20 years of age or younger account for 104 deaths annually on farms and ranches. • Two common causes for agriculturally related child fatalities are drowning or […]

Overall Farmer Health

Overall Farmer Health Fact Sheet DESCRIPTION The objective is to provide basic information regarding the overall health of farmers and how to get help if needed. OVERVIEW Recently, farmer health has taken a new focus other than day-to-day hazards on the farm. This new focus includes drug abuse and a stern look at mental health […]

Tractor Safety and Rural Roadway Safety

Tractor and Rural Roadway Safety Fact Sheet DESCRIPTION The objective is to provide basic tractor and rural roadway safety information, including operating procedures and proper roadway etiquette. OPERATION OF MACHINE • Check for bystanders. • Be familiar with the terrain and work area to identify any debris or obstacles • Keep body within the platform. […]

Ag Safety Spotlight – September 2021

Charles V Privette, III Hometown: Pendleton, SC Position: Department Chair, Agricultural Sciences I grew up on a small beef cattle farm in Pendleton, SC, where my dad worked with Clemson Extension as their Irrigation Specialist. I then, in turn, would travel with him as a kid to farms and field days across the state. This […]

Updates – September 2021

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. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. For […]