Wednesday, September 14 2022

Farm Safety Week is fast approaching. We will have this coming year’s theme on This Land of Ours.

National Farm Safety and Health Week runs from September 19-23. Agriculture is known as one of the most dangerous industries in America.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost time injury every day. In 2019, the agriculture industry had a fatality rate of 19 deaths per 100,000 workers.

National Farm Safety and Health Week has been held the third week of September since its inception in 1944. The aim is to bring attention to the hazards of working in agriculture. To do this, AgriSafe hosts daily webinars for agricultural health and safety professionals, healthcare providers, extension workers, farmers, ranchers and their employees. This year’s theme, “Protecting the Future of Agriculture,” reminds everyone in the industry that the cornerstone of sustainable agriculture is worker health and safety. Each day will have a different theme, such as “Tractor Safety and Rural Road Safety” on Monday, September 19.

Listen to Sabrina Halvorson’s This Land of Ours program here.

Farm Safety and Health Week is approaching

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning agricultural journalist, broadcaster and speaker. She hails from the agriculturally rich Central Valley of California.


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