Even though safety advocates have named this week "Farm Safety Week," you likely understand the importance of taking safety measures every day on the job. It is not easy for these advocates to reach an accurate count of how many people suffer injuries in farm-related accidents since no system exists for collecting this information. However, based on news stories and other outlets, researchers believe the number is higher than 50 so far this year.
Working in the California agricultural industry is physically challenging, and you likely feel the aches and pains of your labors at the end of most days. However, it may only take a split second for a farm accident to change your life forever.