General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Sep 2015

U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers YouTube Channel

The centers have pooled their expertise on a YouTube channel featuring 80 videos. The videos can be used by Extension agents, agricultural science teachers, producers, first responders, families and others interested in agricultural safety best-practices.

Oct 2014

NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Green Tobacco Sickness

Green tobacco sickness (GTS) is a type of nicotine poisoning that occurs while handling tobacco plants. Workers are at especially high risk for developing this illness when their clothing becomes saturated from tobacco that is wet from rain or morning dew, or perspiration.

Dec 2010

Oregon OSHA's Quick Guide to Safety Committees and Safety Meetings for Agriculture Employers (PDF)

Read this guide if you want to know how to comply with Oregon OSHA’s Safety Committees and Safety Meetings rule – 437-004-0251. This rule – which is effective January 1, 2011 – applies to all agricultural employers whose non-seasonal workers (full time or part-time) work more than ten months during a calendar year.

(Oregon OSHA)
Apr 2007

Respiratory Disease in Agricultural Workers: Mortality and Morbidity Statistics

Respiratory Disease in Agricultural Workers: Mortality and Morbidity Statistics presents summary tables and figures of occupational respiratory disease surveillance data focusing on various occupationally relevant respiratory diseases for the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing industries.

Jan 2006

WISHA Safety and Health Information: Agriculture

On this page, you will find the rules, recommendations and training to keep you and those you care about working safely in the agriculture industry.

(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
May 2005

WorkSafe Health & Safety Centre - Agriculture

Welcome to the WorkSafe Health & Safety Centre for the agriculture industry. Click on the links for tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries in Agriculture.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Jan 2003

OSHA Safety & Health Topics: Agricultural Operations

The agricultural transitions from human to animal to mechanized power, and from mechanical to chemical to genetically engineered tools, have increased farm productivity, but have not decreased the health and safety stresses upon farmers. Over the last 20 years, agriculture has emerged from the third to the most hazardous occupation.

Jan 2003

Farm Safety Links from MEDLINEplus
Jan 2003

NIOSH Agriculture Page

Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers are at high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries, work-related lung diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, skin diseases, and certain cancers associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure...

Jan 2003

OR-OSHA: Agriculture

This Oregon OSHA page identifies information on rules, interpretations, publications, videos and program directives relevant to Agriculture.

(Oregon OSHA)

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