Celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week 2023

No One Can Take Your Place
September 17-23, 2023


NIOSH joins the Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers) in recognizing National Farm Safety and Health Week! This annual event is when we highlight the importance of working together to prevent injuries and illnesses among agricultural workers.

The 2023 theme is “No One Can Take Your Place.” This year’s events will focus on tractor and rural roadway safety, health and wellness, priority populations, combined spaces in agriculture, and brain health.

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Original article published by NIOSH

National grain safety week set for March 27-31

Original article published by Safety+Health


Photo: OSHA

Washington — OSHA and its Alliance Program partners in the agriculture industry are teaming up to host the seventh annual Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week.

The observance will take place March 27-31.

Each year, hundreds of workers are injured or killed by preventable hazards in grain storage and handling, OSHA says. The industrywide initiative is aimed at raising awareness of these hazards by providing employers and workers with educational opportunities, resources and training on best safety practices.

The event starts at 10 a.m. Central each day, with a hybrid kickoff event scheduled for March 27. Registrants will have free access to virtual training sessions during the rest of the week, with each day featuring a different focus and resources:
March 28: Powered industrial trucks (presented in Spanish at 2 p.m. Central)
March 29: Preventive maintenance and a bonus event, emerging health issues in agricultural settings
March 30: Heat and extreme weather (presented in Spanish at 2 p.m. Central)
March 31: Anhydrous ammonia and fumigation

Employers can register and post information about their event at StandUp4GrainSafety.org.

McCraren Compliance offers many opportunities in safety training to help circumvent accidents. Please take a moment to visit our calendar of classes to see what we can do to help your safety measures from training to consulting.

New website offers health and safety resources for farmers and ranchers

First published by Safety+Health an NSC publication

Photo property of AgriSafe Health 

Covington, LA — Helping farmers and ranchers navigate occupational risks and providing information on health and safety issues is the goal of the AgriSafe Health Hub, a new website.

Launched by the AgriSafe Network, an international nonprofit representing health and safety professionals, the website combines the organization’s learning management system, which includes fact sheets, webinars and safety information, with health topics such as COVID-19, heat-related illness, opioids and mental health.

“Finding trusted health information can be difficult, especially when you need information specifically for the occupational hazards associated with farming,” Sarah Dauterive, web technologies librarian at AgriSafe, said in a press release. “This new space serves as a hub for the people working in agriculture to find specific information to their needs, both from AgriSafe and our trusted partners.”

According to the release, which cites data from NIOSH, agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Recent statistics show that about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury each day.

McCraren Compliance assists employers in protecting their workers, starting with a comprehensive Work-site Analysis, Hazard Prevention, Controls, and Safety & Health Training.

Please contact us today at 888-758-4757 to learn how we can provide mine safety training and consulting for your business.