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As the end of the summer approaches us we move on to the next season, harvest season. Harvest season is filled with countless hours spent in trucks, tractors, combines and other farming equipment. Approximately 1,854,000 full-time workers were employed in production agriculture in the US in 2012. Agriculture is ranked one of the nation’s most hazardous industries. The agriculture industry is unique in how a majority of farms are family owned and operated. These farmers are at high risk of injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012, 2,700 youths were injured due to farm work.
At PayneWest we know how important this time of the year is for our farming clients. We want to help you with your coverage as well as some safety tips to make this critical time as safe as possible.
More information can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/aginjury/default.html