534  Safety Awareness in the Agricultural Sector

This session will discuss staff safety in the agricultural industry, which is consistently among the most hazardous occupations in the U.S. In an average year, 516 workers die while doing farm work and each day about 243 workers suffer lost-time injuries. Agriculture, due to its decentralized nature and diverse structure, lags behind other industries in reducing the toll on its workers with a fatality rate that is eight times that of the all-industry average.

Instructors: Dan M. Hair, CSP, Workers Compensation Fund, Salt Lake City, UT
Mondale W. Smith, ARM-P, American Family Insurance, Madison, WI

Level: B