About Employer and Employee Safety
Those working within the agriculture industry hold a great deal of responsibility. On a daily basis, both agriculture employers and employees commit to sustainably producing the food, fiber, biofuel, and medicinal products that are necessary for consumers’ health and security. While pursuing this mission is essential to our country’s well-being, the undertaking of agricultural work can pose numerous hazards to those contributing.
The latest information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the agriculture industry as the most dangerous in which to work, followed by transportation, mining, and construction. With an average of 480 agriculture-related fatalities reported per year and 167 agriculture-related injuries reported per day, it is clear that greater safety measures must become a top priority for the industry as a whole.
Through resources provided by the Wyoming Agriculture Safety Coalition, employers and employees alike can learn how to implement and improve safety practices in their workplaces—ultimately helping protect both the lives and livelihoods of agriculture workers across the country.
Featured Employer and Employee Safety Resources
Video: Growing Safely - Agriculture Sun Safety
Video: Shifting the Farm Safety Culture
Webinar: Cold Work Injuries in Agriculture
Article: Conducting Farm Safety Inspections
Video: Respiratory Protection in Agriculture Settings
Webinar: Lighting for Health and Safety in Ag Settings
Article: Personal Protective Equipment for Agriculture
Article: Solutions for Living - Everyday Tools for Farmers