National Farm Safety and Health Week

National Farm Safety and Health Week 2022

Protecting Agriculture’s Future
September 18-24, 2022

Daily Topics of Focus

  • Monday, September 19, 2022 – Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 – Overall Farmer Health
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 – Confined Spaces
  • Friday, September 23, 2022 – Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture

History

The 2019 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 573 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.1 deaths per 100,000 workers. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. For this reason, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944. National Farm Safety and Health Week is led by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), the agricultural partner of the National Safety Council.

AgriSafe Webinars

Each day during National Farm Safety & Health Week, AgriSafe will host two FREE webinars related to the daily topic of focus. Participants only need to register one time to access all of the NFSHW webinars.

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Monday, September 19

1PM EDT – Crashes Involving Agricultural Vehicles in the Southwest Region

3PM EDT – ATV/UTV Safety for Farm Women

Tuesday, September 20

1PM EDT – Putting Time and Distance Between Someone at Risk of Suicide and Lethal Means: An Overview of the CALM Workshop

3PM EDT – Heat and Wildfire Smoke Exposure Among Agricultural Workers: Examining Exposure Risk and Potential Strategies to Protect Workers

Wednesday, September 21

1PM EDT – Protecting and Promoting the Health of Young Agricultural Workers: The Role of Employers and Supervisors

3PM EDT – Farm Youth Mental Health: What We Know and How to Help

Thursday, September 22

1PM EDT – Roundtable Discussion: Grain Bin Safety

3PM EDT – Confined Space: Grain Bin Entry

Friday, September 23

1PM EDT – More than Milk: Strong Bones and Injury Prevention for Aging Women in Ag

3PM EDT- ¡Basta! Working Together to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Agricultural Workplace