Agricultural Safety

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Agriculture is a major industry in the U.S. and includes growing and harvesting crops such as corn, cotton, soybeans, and fruit, as well as livestock, poultry, and other animals to provide products such as beef, chicken eggs, dairy, and wool.

Farmworkers are at high risk for fatalities and injuries, work-related lung diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, skin diseases, and certain cancers associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure.

In 2017, 416 farmers and farm workers died from a work-related injury, resulting in a fatality rate of 20.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Transportation incidents, which include tractor overturns were the leading cause of death for these farmers and farm workers.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, for every 100 employees in the agricultural crop production industry 5.3 employees were injured in 2019. For every 100 employees in the agricultural animal production and aqualculture industry 5.6 employees were injured in 2019. There is a clear need for employees working in the solar power industry to know the potential hazards they may be exposed to and how to protect themselves.

Agricultural operations are covered by several Occupational Safety and Health standards including Agriculture (29 CFR 1928), General Industry (29 CFR 1910), and the General Duty Clause.

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Please note: Our training courses provide essential general knowledge awareness training about each topic, however an employer must provide training for the specific equipment, policies, and procedures in use at their work site(s).

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