farm safety News

Turkey, Chicken Farms Recognized with Safety Awards

Ninety-six chicken and turkey facilities across the country have been recognized for achieving outstanding safety performance through the implementation of employee safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council presented the annual safety awards  during the 2014 …

Fatal Farm Accidents Involving Kids Not Uncommon in Pennsylvania

The accidental drowning death of a Leacock Township, Pennsylvania, teen on August 9 was tragic, but unfortunately, not unique. Fifteen-year-old Jonas King was operating a skid loader when it overturned into a manure pit, trapping the boy under the heavy …

OSHA Denies Plans to Increase Oversight of Small Farms

Facing pressure from Congress, the Obama administration has made clear it has no intention of increasing workplace regulations for the country’s smallest farms. In a letter to members of Congress dated Feb. 10, a senior official with the U.S. Department …

Alabama Jury Awards Farmhand $4M for Genital Injury

A south Alabama jury has decided a farm owner should pay a former worker $4 million in damages for an on-the-job accident that left the man with skinned genitals. AL.com reported that Gerald Lymon was holding onto the boom of …

University to Study Safety Practices at Kentucky Horse Farms

A University of Kentucky professor has received a $1.4 million grant to conduct a multiyear study of health and safety practices of the Thoroughbred industry, which employs more than 10,000 people across Kentucky. Jennifer Swanberg, a professor of social work …

House Backs Obama Quashing of Safety Rules for Child Farmworkers

The House of representatives this week barred the labor secretary from imposing new safety rules for children working on farms, putting a legal stamp on a Labor Department decision to put off action on the rules. The Labor Department announced …