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From the environment and farming equipment, to the machinery and livestock, work in the agriculture industry is hazardous. Farming is one of the few industries in which families, who often work and live on the premises, are also at risk for fatal and non-fatal injuries.
This webpage has been developed to connect employers and employees with critical information and resources to ensure worker safety and health in he agriculture industry. The information, checklists, links and other resources found on this page are not a substitute for worker safety and health training.
The information provided below was extracted from the Indiana Department of Labor's preliminary analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data for 2010.
The information provided below was extracted from the Indiana Department of Labor's analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) data for 2010.
Further analysis will be provided in the Indiana Department of Labor's annual IN Review publication, which will be published early 2012.
The Indiana Department of Labor's INSafe division provides free, confidential and onsite consultation to Hoosier employers. Employers will not receive citations for safety and health hazards identified by INSafe Consultants. Instead, INSafe Consultants proactively work with employers and employee to identify and correct these hazards. Requests for onsite consultation or technical assistance will not initiate and IOSHA inspection.
To review OSHA standards for the Agriculture industry, please click here.
Other helpful links and resources may be found below.
Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
Grain Handling Safety Advisory
Grain Storage Facility Operator Letter
Indiana Farm Bureau
Indiana State Department of Agriculture
Managing Moldy Corn
National Ag Safety Database
NIOSH Agriculture Topics
NIOSH Agriculture Safety
Preventing Tractor Overturns with ROPS
Youth in Agriculture