Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the agricultural sector is the most dangerous in our country with approximately 573 fatalities recorded in 2019 alone. Fall harvest is sometimes the busiest time of the year for farmers, which makes the third week of September an important one to recognize National Farm Safety & Health Week.
This year’s theme is Farm Safety Yields Real Results and from September 19-25 each day will feature a different safety theme. AgriSafe, an international nonprofit representing health and safety professionals, will also host free daily webinars throughout the week.
Monday, September 20th
Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
A webinar that will dive into the basic hazards associated with tractors and agricultural vehicles and how to prevent.
This webinar will examine the shared responsibility of rural road safety and discuss some strategies that can be.
used to improve safety.
Tuesday, September 21st
Overall Farmer Health
This presentation will cover partnership building, the evolution of farmer crisis resources in Georgia and the
development of outreach initiatives.
This webinar will cover valuable tools to help you plan for the busy seasons as well as research supporting the
role of nutrition in mental health and wellbeing.
Wednesday, September 22nd
Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
Get an inside look into a pilot community-based suicide prevention program. This presentation will help you
identify unique emotional stressors for farmers and farm families.
This webinar will dive into the hazards to youth on farms and also have a featured segment dedicated to
prevention strategies related to off-road vehicles.
Thursday, September 23rd
Agricultural Fertilizer & Chemical Safety
The focus of this training is on anhydrous ammonia safety during transport and application.
This webinar will address dangerous exposures in agricultural work and the importance of respiratory
protective equipment for women.
Friday, September 24th
Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture
Joins us on the 24th to learn how to confidently step into a tough conversation and promote open
communication. Difficult conversations are something that people rarely look forward to but ignoring it and
hoping it resolves itself rarely works.
Farmers and farmworkers have higher levels of risk for contracting zoonotic diseases, which are transmitted
between farm animals and humans and can pose additional risks to those who are pregnant. This webinar
will help you understand how the disease transmission process works, help you build a team and effectively
communicate within that team to prevent the spread of zoonotic disease.
There are several other webinars you can take part in during the week, click here for more information.
Content provided by The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.