2021 Dates: September 19-25
Theme: Farm Safety Yields Real Results
2019 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 573 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.1 deaths per 100,000 workers. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. For this reason, the third week of September is recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) provides a number of resources and information to help agricultural operations develop and follow safe farming practices:
Several other Wisconsin state agencies also provide resources to support agricultural safety:
Federal and Other Resources
The federal resources below also provide more information for how you can implement safety measures for your farming operation or how your organization can help support producers to ensure safe roads for all.
How You Can Help
Join us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to help raise awareness of the risks associated with working in agriculture and promote safe and healthy practices year-round.
Use the hashtags #NFSHW or #FarmSafety for posts related to National Farm Safety and Health Week.
Resources listed on this website are provided as an information service only, and do not constitute DATCP’s endorsement of a service, program, or organization. DATCP is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages.