National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 21-27. The theme is “Safety Counts Protecting What Matters.”
There are about 600 deaths and 70,000 disabling injuries due to agricultural accidents annually, and harvest is a prime time for accidents. Let’s look at some harvest safety tips for farmers.
Long working hours can lead to fatigue and stress, making one less alert to potential safety hazards. Take some breaks when operating equipment for an extended period of time.