Cultivating the Seeds of Safety

2018 National Farm Safety and Health Week

 

Agriculture is a leading industry and economic driver in Wisconsin, providing approximately $88 billion to our economy and employing nearly 414,000 workers. Agriculture is also recognized as one of the most hazardous industries in America and around the world. According to the CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 2016, 417 farmers and farm workers died from a work-related injury. Young workers and youth living on farms are also subject more frequently to injuries and fatal injuries. NIOSH reports that every day approximately 100 agricultural workers will suffer an injury resulting in lost work time.

 

To prevent unnecessary agricultural work injuries and deaths, the National Farm Safety and Health (NFSH) Week is held September 16th-22nd and was established nearly 70 years ago. AgriSafe, along with partners such as the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), have hosted activities to support awareness for Ag health and safety professionals and farmers alike. Many injuries are preventable through education. During the week of September 16-22, AgriSafe will offer free webinars on the following topics: Immigrant Workers, Respiratory Health, Child/Youth Health and Safety, Confined Spaces in Agriculture, and Women’s Health.

 

“KerberRose’s participation during NFSH Week is very important to us and our farming partners. It is our job to care for our clients, both on a financial and personal level. AgriSafe is a great resource that provides webinars to help educate and lowers the number of agriculture work-related accidents and deaths,” states Brian Lange, agriculture accounting expert at KerberRose Certified Public Accountants.

 

This year AgriSafe is collaborating with four outside experts to share information through a webinar series. All webinars are free and open to the public, thanks to generous support from our sponsor, CHS. For more information on National Farm Safety and Health week, visit https://www.agrisafe.org/nfshweek2018

 

KerberRose is a Wisconsin certified public accounting firm dedicated to serving the agribusiness community. Our accounting and consulting team combines broad agriculture experience with tax, accounting and business expertise to provide our farming clients with forward thinking ideas that lead to ongoing success.

 

AgriSafe is a national 501©3 organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to prevent and reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community.

Brian Lange

About the Author

Brian Lange
Brian manages the Clintonville office of KerberRose. He works with a variety of small to medium size businesses, providing financial statement preparation and tax planning and compliance services. With his background in agriculture, Brian is able to provide a level of service to the local farming community that is not always available at other accounting firms.

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