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'Put Farm Safety into Practice' during Farm Safety Week

Agriculture is one of most dangerous industries in the United States.

National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 17-23, 2017.

The 2017 theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week is “Putting Farm Safety into Practice." Go to NECAS website, http://www.necasag.org/ for more information.

This year’s theme is one that hits home and reminds us that it is everyone’s responsibility for safety both on the farm and the rural roadways of America. The new data for the Department of Labor shows the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 570 fatalities, which equals 22.8 deaths per 100,000 workers. When combining all labor sectors the death rate was 3.4%.

The third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week every year since 1944.

 

Source: The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety

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