National Farm Safety & Health Week
Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. For this reason, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944. National Farm Safety and Health Week is led by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), the agricultural partner of the National Safety Council.
Washington farmers, Energize Your Safety Program and Focus New Commitment with National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 17-23, 2023!
L&I is a proud partner of National Farm Safety and Health Week to encourage every workplace to improve upon their agricultural safety and health program. This year’s theme of “No one can take your place” focuses on daily topics to help recognize your health and safety successes and set the stage for new ones.
At any time you can get help at no cost by requesting a consultation.
We invite every farmer to identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness. During National Farm Safety and Health Week, businesses nationwide host events and activities to help initiate or energize safety and health programs.
Daily Topics of Focus
- Monday, September 18, 2023 - Equipment and Rural Roadway Safety
- Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - Health and Wellness
- 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time - Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease on Farms, Ranches and Ag Workplaces
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time - Emerging, Re-emerging and Long-standing Infectious Disease in Agricultural Workers and Cost-Effective Measures for Prevention
- Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - Priority Populations
- 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time - Cardiovascular Health in Farm Workers with a Concentration on Females
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time - Strategies to Increase Access to Mental Health Services in Farm Worker Communities in Post-COVID Era
- Thursday, September 21, 2023 - Confined Spaces
- 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time - Confined Spaces on Dairy Farms
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time - Saving Lives in Grain: Research and Strategies for Grain Entrapment Prevention and Response
- Friday, September 22, 2023 - Brain Health
- 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time - Conversations on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) Training
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time - Protecting Your Brain from Stress
Agriculture Safety Page - Gain valuable information while conducting work within the Agricultural Industry. This page contains requirements and policies, training and resources and other website resources.
Meeting Workplace Safety & Health Requirements
You can use these materials to meet specific requirements in L&I Safety & Health rules. You can use other materials as well.
- L&I Videos to stream online
- Introduction: H-2A Guest Workers in Washington State [Introducción -- Trabajadores visitantes H-2A en el estado de Washington]
- Chapter 1: Occupational health & Safety – H-2A guest workers in Washington State [Capítulo 1: Seguridad y salud ocupacional -- Trabajadores visitantes H-2A en el estado de Washington]
- Farm Tractor Safety : More than Plows and PTOs - Part 1 - YouTube
- L&I offers free workplace safety and health training for agriculture. This training will benefit both workers and employers through safer workplaces and fewer incidents. It also promotes a culture of safety and health through peer training. WISHA 10 for Agriculture
- WISHA 10 for Agriculture Workers Registration Information (F417-263-000)
Publications, Handouts, Checklists
- NIOSH AG safety Centers: NASD
- Agricultural Operations - Overview (OSHA)
- Managing stress and Anxiety (UW - Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UW - PNASH))
- ¡Basta! Prevent Sexual Harassment in Agriculture: ¡Basta! Worksite Training & Toolkit (UW - PNASH)
- Child & Youth Farm Safety: Child & Youth Farm Safety (UW - PNASH)
- Tractor Safety Initiatives: Farmer Injury Prevention (Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention - College of Agriculture Food and Environment)
L&I Publications / Forms
- Agriculture Safety and Health Pocket Guide (F417-255-000)
Need to Create or Work on Your Safety Program? Not sure what documents or other resources you may need? Look no further! LNI’s workplace safety program is based on the hazards you have identified in your workplace and the safety methods you’ve chosen to manage those hazards. Create a Safety Program!
National Farm Safety & Health Week
- Email: Natalie.Ramirez@lni.wa.gov