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Safety and Health in Agriculture 

Agriculture ranks among the most dangerous industries. Farmworkers are at high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries, work-related lung diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, skin diseases, and certain cancers associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure. Between 2003 and 2011, 5,816 agricultural workers died from work-related injuries in the US.

·         Farm vehicle safety

·         Combustible dusts (grain bins) 

·         Nuisance dusts

·         Exposure to heat and cold

·         Chemicals and pesticides

·         Confined spaces and dangerous gases (wells, bins, silos and pits)

·         Equipment guarding

·         Entrapment (bins and silos)

·         Heavy farm equipment

·         First Aid and CPR (remote locations)

·         Fall protection

·         Orchard ladders

·         Field sanitation

·         Zoonotic diseases

·         Needle sticks (animal vaccines, etc.)

·         Labor Law issues (child labor)

·         Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS)

·         PPE

·         Tree trimming

·         Tree felling

·         Noise


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