National Farm and Safety Week takes place September 20-26, 2020. This year the theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week is “Every Farmer Counts.” The theme acknowledges, celebrates and uplifts America’s farmers and ranchers that work hard to overcome the many challenges that they have faced in the previous years. Despite adversity, America’s farmers and ranchers continue to be the back-bone of America, providing fiber, food and fuel. Because farmers provide so much to their families, friends, communities and consumers around the world, it is important to prioritize their health and safety.
The 2018 data for the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agriculture sector is still the most dangerous in America. In 2018 there were 574 fatalities, which equates to 23.4 deaths per 100,0000 workers. Fall harvest is one of the most dangerous times for growers and that is why National Farm Safety and Health Week is celebrated the third week of September.
This week each day will focus on a different topic of interest.
- Monday, September 21, 2020 – Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
- Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – Overall Farmer Health
- Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
- Thursday, September 24, 2020 – Emergency Preparedness in Agriculture
- Friday, September 25, 2020 – Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture
To learn more about National Farm Safety and Health Week visit https://learning.agrisafe.org/nfshw2020
To register for the safety webinars visit https://learning.agrisafe.org/nfshw2020
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