Agriculture is ranked as the most dangerous industry in the U.S., with a fatality rate seven times higher than all other industries combined. The hazards involved in agriculture create an environment where farmworkers are at high risk for injuries and even fatalities.
Common Injuries and Fatal Illnesses in Agriculture
There are a number of ways agricultural workers can be injured in a workplace accident, but beyond accidental injury, there are a number of chronic health issues and fatal illnesses that agricultural workers can be particularly susceptible to.
Here are just a few of the common health and safety risks facing the agriculture industry:
- Equipment rollovers
- Work-related lung diseases
- Noise-induced hearing loss
- Skin diseases
- Certain cancers associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure
Unfortunately, the list goes on.
Lower the Risk of Agriculture-Related Injury and Illness
As the top agricultural safety consultation firm in Idaho, Northwest Safety can help your organization to lower worker injury incidents, worker compensation rates, and improve production and safety.
Northwest Safety can assist with safety training needs, including:
- Tractor and UTV operation
- Pesticide application
- Respiratory protection
- Cultivation and harvest activities
- Production equipment operation
- Lockout Tagout
- Safety meetings
...and much more.
Northwest Safety utilizes a behavioral-based approach to safety to increase safety knowledge retention and change workplace habits.
Together we can make work safe. Contact Northwest Safety & Risk Services for more information about agricultural safety consultation services.