National Farm Safety & Health Week is Sept. 18-24
National Farm Safety & Health Week, led by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), will be observed Sept. 19-23.
Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture sector. For this reason, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944. National Farm Safety and Health Week is led by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), the agricultural partner of the National Safety Council.
The week features daily safety topics of focus:
Sept. 19 - Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
Sept. 20 - Overall Farmer Health
Sept. 21 - Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
Sept. 22 - Confined Spaces
Sept. 23 - Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture
The 2019 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 573 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.1 deaths per 100,000 workers.
Each day during National Farm Safety & Health Week, AgriSafe will host two FREE webinars related to the daily topic of focus. Participants only need to register one time to access all of the NFSHW webinars. To register for the AgriSafe webinars, click here.