Farm Safety

With December here and the new year not so far away, this is the time of year to think about making changes. Many people see the clean slate of a new year as the perfect chance to make a change in their life, from business to relationships. If you're a producer, all of those center around your farm. What better way to celebrate the end of a safe and successful year than to start planning how to improve next year? And the best improvement are those that make your farm - your home AND business - safer for you and your family.

In 2010, over 475 people died on farms and ranches in the United States alone.

About 113 kids under the age of 20 die from farm-related injuries per year.

In 2009, an estimated 16,100 youth suffered injuries on the farm.

Every day about 243 people working on farm experience a injury that results in lost time.

What does an injury cost?
· $143,580 for injury of a youth that required 10 or more days of hospitalization
· $6,577 for an injury requiring less than 10 days of hospitalization
· $4,293 in lost work for a hospitalization lasting 10 days or more

Bottom line, you can't afford NOT to make safety a priority on your farm in 2014! For many, a single injury could wipe out a farms operating profit for an entire year.

Source: Farm Safety Just For Kids 


Farm Safety For Just Kids is devoted to the safety and health of rural youth by preventing injuries and fatalities. For over 25 years the organization, chapters across the country, and outreach coordinators have provided farm safety education to youth and their families. For more information visit the website or check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

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