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Preventing Secondary Injuries in Agricultural Workplaces

442-085 (BSE-316P) Agriculture is recognized as one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States. According to research statistics, 6 of every 1,000 agricultural workers experience either primary or secondary injuries. As the average age of American farmers and ranchers steadily increases, opportunities for secondary injuries also increase significantly due to more farmers with existing disabilities and/or injuries engaging in physically demanding agricultural activities. The impact of a secondary injury can be devastating to the individuals involved, as well as to their families, because recovery can be extremely slow. 8.5 x 11, 7 pages, DS, color, single staple upper-left, 24#\12\FSFGDZCT201203.png

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