COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — On-the-job injuries are more common in agriculture than most other industries. Some can be fatal. Many are predictable and preventable. For this week’s National Farm Safety & Health Week, the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety has created a series of short, “teachable moment” videos on safety and prevention.
The week kicks off with the theme of tractor and rural roadway safety, which ties into the topic of our first video–a simulation of a tractor rollover with and without a rollbar and seatbelt. Rollovers are the number one cause of deaths on farms.
Watch for more brief videos this week on the Northeast Center’s Facebook page- @theNortheastCenter. The videos may be short, but we hope the takeaways go far.
Also be sure to read our Outreach Coordinator’s personal essay “Take a Lesson from the Humble Donkey.” Watching her rescued donkey Bella adapt to her new home, Pauline Boyer shares valuable insight on approaching safety on the farm.
The Northeast Center is also a co-sponsor of the Sept. 22nd Agrisafe webinar, “Lessons Learned in Covid-19 Prevention Efforts among Agriculture Workers and Employers” which airs live at 12 p.m. CDT (1 p.m. EDT). We recommend that any farm owner, manager or employee looking for up-to-date information on the different COVID-19 diagnostic tests listen to the recording, which is available at https://learning.agrisafe.org.
Serving a twelve-state region from Maine through West Virginia, the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC) promotes health and safety research, education, and prevention activities in the high-risk areas of farming, commercial fishing and logging. To learn about our free trainings and other services and projects, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-343-7527.
Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety