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 this reason, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week.
During this week, the Clemson Ag Safety Program will be releasing information for each day.
Monday, September 20, 2021 – Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – Overall Farmer Health
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Agricultural Fertilizer & Chemical Safety
Friday, September 24, 2021 – Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture
For more information from The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, click here.
*Information courtesy from The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety*