If you’re among the thousands of farm owners in the United States, chances are you have tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Did you know that transportation incidents—including tractor and ATVs rollovers—are among the leading causes of death among farm workers? Check the content below for information on how to help prevent these incidents from happening at your farm.
Valley Fever On the Rise in California
And, agriculture workers are among those most susceptible to this illness, especially those in California’s Central Valley. That’s because they’re at risk of breathing in fungal spores that become airborne during digging and other soil-disturbing operations. Valley Fever cases range from mild to very serious. Below please find resources on how to help your employees minimize their risk to Valley Fever.
When trimming or cutting down trees, safe use of the tools is one critical step toward worker safety–but, it’s not the only one. Those who climb trees to trim them are at risk of falls if the climbing gear fails or if they step on weak or broken branches. Those who fell trees are at risk of being struck by falling objects, including the tree itself. See the links below for information on tree work safety.
General Agriculture Safety
In addition to the safety concerns above, workers in the agriculture industry face other injury risks depending on the work they do. Here is more safety information to help your employees stay safe on the job.