National Farm Safety & Health Week winds down ... but farmers are urged to play it safe. The Fall Harvest is just about to get rolling in full swing. And the weeks ahead will be busy. Farm safety topics have been hi-lighted all week, today (Friday) being 'Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture."
The Illinois Departments of Agriculture and Labor remind all farm workers to stay safe, especially during the busy harvest season. The week of September 18-24, 2022, is National Farm Safety and Health Week in Illinois, with the theme, “Protecting Agriculture’s Future.” The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the agriculture sector is one of the most dangerous in America. Each year the farming profession sees over 500 fatalities nationwide.