Grains of Knowledge

2010 New Years Resolution

If you’re a farmer / rancher or know someone who is, it shouldn’t be a surprise to you that farming and ranching is one of the top 5 most hazardous occupations in the United States.  In 2008, there were 38.4 deaths for every 100,000 workers in this occupation with a total of 285 deaths from an annual perspective.  At the top of list of dangers for farmers and ranchers (cited by forbes.com – Most Dangerous Jobs) is their use of heavy machinery, which is the largest source of danger for farmers. According to OSHA you should take the following steps to […]