September 18-24 is National Farm Safety & Health Week!
This week, September 18-24 is National Farm Safety & Health Week. The theme for the 79th annual event is “Protecting Agriculture’s Future.” Around 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury every day in the United States, according to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, citing NIOSH data.
Agriculture is a leading industry in North Dakota, creating almost one-fourth of the state’s employment and 26,000 farms and ranches stretching across the state. In 2021, 240 total agriculture claims were made to the North Dakota WSI, totaling more than $1 million in total costs.
8 remaining FREE webinars to attend this week
Tuesday, September 20
- Putting Time and Distance Between Someone at Risk of Suicide and Lethal Means – 12pm – 1pm CT
- Heat and Wildfire Smoke Exposure Among Agricultural Workers – 2pm – 3pm CT
Wednesday, September 21
- Protecting and Promoting the Health of Young Agricultural Workers – 12pm – 1pm CT
- Farm Youth Mental Health: What We Know and How to Help – 2pm – 3pm CT
For more in-depth training, check out NDSC’s NEW Ag Safety program featuring an Ag Safety Trailer with 7 hands-on training modules, ranging from grain bin handling, chemical safety, PTO, PPE, ATV/UTV, farm site danger zones and powerlines.
We also have an all-day Agriculture Safety Course focusing on chemical and ag equipment safety, grain handling and storage, livestock safety, respiratory & hearing protection, vehicle & equipment operations and youth safety.