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

Thursday, September 22

  • Roundtable Discussion: Grain Bin Safety – 12pm – 1pm CT
  • Confined Space: Grain Bin Entry – 2pm – 3pm CT

Friday, September 23

  • More than Milk: Strong Bones and Injury Prevention for Aging Women in Ag – 12pm – 1pm CT
  • ¡Basta! Working Together to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Ag Workplace – 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.

Learn more about our Ag Safety Program.