National Farm Safety and Health Week, which runs from Sept. 21-27, promotes safety on the farm. The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) is urging the public and those involved in agriculture to recognize the week, Twin Falls Times-News reports. The safety week theme for this year is “Safety counts: Protecting what matters.”
In the U.S. agriculture, forestry and fishing sector, fatalities are on the decline, but the fatality rate is still the highest of all industry sectors, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, which is released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This year marks the third straight year of declining fatality rates. In 2013, the industry’s injury rate was 22.2 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
For more information on National Farm Safety and Health Week, visit the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety’s website.
Click here for more information about ISASH, including membership.