National Farm Safety and Health Week 2021

2021 NFSHW LogoFarm Safety Yields Real Results
September 19-25, 2021

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View the Presidential Proclamation on National Farm Safety and Health Week.

Daily Topics of Focus

  • Monday, September 20, 2021 - Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Overall Farmer Health
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 - Agricultural Fertilizer & Chemical Safety
  • Friday, September 24, 2021 - Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture


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The 2019 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 573 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.1 deaths per 100,000 workers. 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.

AgriSafe Webinars

Each day during National Farm Safety & Health Week, AgriSafe will host two FREE webinars related to the daily topic of focus. View the webinar flyer here. A free AgriSafe account is required to access the webinars. Google Chrome is the recommended browser.

Monday, September 20th

Noon CDT - What’s New in Tractor and Agricultural Vehicle Safety

2 p.m. CDT - Rural Road Safety: A Shared Responsibility

Tuesday, September 21st

Noon CDT - A Look at Stress and Mental Health During COVID-19 and the Impacts on Farmers and Other Sectors – Continuing Education in multiple disciplines available!

2 p.m. CDT - Food in the Field

Wednesday, September 22nd

Noon CDT - Developing and Implementing a Pilot Agricultural Community Suicide Prevention Program for Farmers and Farm Families

2 p.m. CDT - Pediatric Farm-Related Injuries: Safeguarding Children Who Visit or Live on Farms

Thursday, September 23rd

Noon CDT - Anhydrous Ammonia Safety for Farmworkers

2 p.m. CDT - Best Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Protect Your Lungs

Friday, September 24th

Noon CDT - Stepping Boldly into Tough Conversations – Continuing Education in multiple disciplines available!

2 p.m. CDT - Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive

Grain Handling Safety Coalition (GHSC) Webinars

Harvest Safety Learning Sessions

Register once and choose the sessions you want to attend!

Guest Moderator: Barb Grove, International President, Grain Elevator & Processing Society (GEAPS)

Get Ready for Harvest - Machine Guarding & LOTO

MONDAY 9/20 @ 10:00am CST (1.5 hr)

This refresher on machine guarding basics will help ensure your equipment is ready for harvest activities and properly guarded. Discuss Lock Out/Tag Out and its importance when working around equipment including the equipment used to harvest and move grain. Presenters: Paul Ronczkowski, MPH, CSP; Butch Hendrix, Safety Director.  Register Now

Personal Safety During Harvest

TUESDAY 9/21 @ 10:00am CST (1.5 hr)

When hazards cannot be eliminated and engineering controls won't work, personal safety really is personal. When the last line or ONLY line of defense is a person's actions or personal protective equipment (PPE) what should they know? This interactive presentation will demonstrate and discuss some of these situations including recent innovations in PPE, from head to toe, and describe how each innovation breaks down a barrier for the use and usability of PPE. Presenters:  Ellen Duysen, MPH,COCH; Paul Ronczkowski, MPH, CSP; John Lee, SHES Director. Register Now

Grain Handling Hazards - Protecting Young & Inexperienced Workers & Those They Learn From

WEDNESDAY 9/22 @ 10:00am CST (1 hr)

Does the risk of injury/fatality while performing grain handling tasks differ between young and/or inexperienced workers and those who teach them? This session discusses findings regarding grain handling risks and focuses on the types of hazards posed to workers. Presenters:  Salah Issa, PhD; Butch Hendrix. Register Now

Agricultural Confined Spaces

THURSDAY 9/23 @ 10:00am CST (1 hr)

Farms and commercial grain facilities have a variety of confined spaces where essential work tasks are performed. If not correctly identified, these spaces can be especially perilous to workers unfamiliar with the hazards they pose. Join Dr. Aaron Yoder as he discusses what to look for and what safety practices are a "must" to protect yourself and others at the worksite. Presenter:  Aaron Yoder, PhD. Register Now

Protect Your Investment - Storing Grain for Quality and Safety

FRIDAY 9/24 @ 10:00am CST (1 hr)

Storing quality grain begins before it comes out of the field. From harvesting equipment, storage structures, grain drying and aeration, this session discusses techniques and tips that improve storage quality, reduce future safety risks, and protect your profits. Presenters:  Kent Rausch, PhD; Jeff Decker, President/Owner. Register Now

Public Service Announcements

BAYER - Growing Safely Video Series

Additional Videos:

Center for Dairy Excellence

eXtension Ag Safety and Health

Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health


Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH)

National Farmers Union


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC)

Progressive Agriculture Safety Days

Purdue University

Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention

United Soybean Board

Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health (UMASH) Center

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Related Pages

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
8342 NICC Drive
Peosta, IA 52068