Agricultural Safety

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Resources on agricultural safety topics including children and farmworkers.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers are at very high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries; and farming is one of the few industries in which family members (who often share the work and live on the premises) are also at risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides an array of informational resources and tools for the agricultural community, including: 

National AgrAbility Project.

The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. AgrAbility consists of the National AgrAbility Project (NAP) and State/Regional AgrAbility Projects (SRAPs). Both the NAP and all the SRAPs must be partnerships between a land grant university and at least one nonprofit disability organization. All AgrAbility Projects report to the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service in Washington, D.C.

Northeast Iowa Community College and the National Safety Council.

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, "is the only organization with hands-on farm equipment safety training center. The facility also houses classrooms and a library and resource center." It also has information on National Farm Safety and Health Week which is in September of each year.

National Center for Farmworker Health

(NCFH) is a private, not-for-profit corporation located in Buda, Texas dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families.  We provide information services, training and technical assistance, and a variety of products to community and migrant health centers nationwide, as well as organizations, universities, researchers and individuals involved in farmworker health.