Agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the United States. Last year there were over 651 fatalities and over 240 disabling injuries per day. This makes farming twice as dangerous as construction and more than six times more hazardous than the average industry. It is a well known fact the more children die on farms than in any other workplace.
What can be done to reduce injuries on farms and more importantly can Women in Agriculture make a difference?
This presentation will define the magnitude of the problem, types of injuries in agriculture, discuss accident causation, establish some programming priorities, provide some case scenarios of successful programs implemented by women, and explore resources to support leadership efforts of women in agriculture to address these issues.
There is no question that the role of women has been and can continue to be significant in reducing injuries on farms. This presentation will challenge you to continue providing leadership in injury prevention program in agriculture and provide tools and resources to assure your success.
|Conference||2010 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference|
|Presentation Type||30-Minute Concurrent|