Denise Attaway | 4/3/2014 6:19:21 PM
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports farming is a hazardous profession. While the total number of agricultural fatalities has been decreasing in recent years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 285 farmers and ranchers were killed on the job in 2007.
Research has shown proper training in appropriate field practices and equipment use and maintenance can help increase knowledge of hazards and changes in practices that can reduce the risk of exposure to hazards. Information provided focuses on helping producers learn safety practices that will benefit them and their workers.
(Webinar) Safety issues in on-farm biomass production. This webinar looks at the safety aspect of biomass production crops and issues that may arise from production of crops such as switchgrass and miscanthus.
(Webinar) Understanding OSHA requirements for farm businesses. In this webinar, Ron Williams from the U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA explains what is involved in an OSHA audit and provides information on key areas of concern for OSHA.
Safety and Chemical Engineering Education
National Agriculture Safety Database
National Ag Safety and Health reference documents
National Safety Tractor and Machinery Operation Program
Emergency response safety
Traumatic injury agricultural safety
General farm and ranch safety
National Ag Safety Database
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture