Although National Farm Safety Week may be officially over, I’ve been seeing articles, posts, tweets and pins about farm safety all over the Internet. In 2012, more than 300 deaths were attributed to livestock and crop related accidents. Farm safety is a topic to learn more about, and here are four items to look over during the weekend if you have an opportunity.
- AgriNews reported that a recent farm fatality summary from Purdue shows that farming-related deaths were up in 2012.
- Have you ever considered the impact farming operations have on hearing? This AP story asked that question and discovered that approximately one-third of the nations farmers have work induced hearing loss.
- As the harvest continues to roll in, motorists would be wise to use caution with farm equipment on the road. This short article offers some practical info.
- Finally, here’s a great Pinterest board all about farm safety.
Have a great weekend, and stay safe!