While defective equipment design and insufficient manufacturer warnings and/or equipment malfunction cause many farm accidents, it is possible to reduce your risk of injury or death on the job by taking safety precautions.
Information about safety precautions you can practice with many different types of equipment and in many types of situations is available through the following sources:
- The Farm Safety Association
- The National Agricultural Safety Database
- The National Educational Center for Agricultural Safety
- The National Center for Farmworker Health
- The National Institute for Farm Safety
- The National Safety Council
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- The United States Department of Labor
- Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
- Childhood Agricultural Safety Network
- Youth Rules!
You may also wish to visit the following resources to learn about farm worker rights and services.
- United Farm Workers of America
- National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.
- Migrant Health Center Directory
National Farm Safety & Health Week
The third week in September each year represents National Farm Safety & Health Week. Yet while there are many safety precautions you can take to decrease the likelihood of injuries on the job, the fact remains that farm equipment is often defectively designed and farm work is always dangerous.
That means: If you are an injured farm worker, if one of your family members has been injured or died working on the farm, or if you have lost wages due to an on-the-job injury, you may be entitled to compensation−including payments over and above Worker’s Compensation.
You deserve compensation.
For a free and totally confidential consultation, contact the Farm Injury Resource Center.