Farm Safety Management
Extension Farm Safety & Environmental Specialist
Auburn University, AL 36849
Farm safety is a serious issue in the United States. The annual death rate for farm workers involving on-farm accidents is 20.3 per 100,000 workers nationally. Forty-six percent of all farm fatalities are from the use of farm tractors and implements used with tractors. Nearly one-half of farm fatalities from using tractors involve the tractor overturning. Between 75 to 85 percent of current overturns are to one side because tractors have a high center of gravity. Sudden turns at low or high speeds can cause a tractor to overturn to either side.
Please fill out the Alabama Farm Injury and Fatality Survey to help Extension collect data about injuries and fatalities in the state.
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