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. Farming is one of the few industries in which the families (who often share the work and live on the premises) are also at risk for injuries, illness, and death.
-National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
Centers and Institutes
Courses and Training
- Continuing Education
- ENV H 546 Pesticides and Public Health
- Fluorescent Tracer Training
- Health and Safety Awareness for Working Teens in Agriculture