June is National Safety Month. Each week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights a topic that raises awareness to help prevent injuries at work, home, and within communities. Fall safety is one focus as there are many ladder related incidents recorded every year. In agriculture, falls is one of the leading causes to injuries especially for orchard workers who pick using ladders. Sleep quality and duration is also emphasized as it directly affects worker health and safety. As an agricultural worker with long and irregular shifts, sleep deprivation is common and can lead to fatigue and other health problems such as diabetes and depression according to the CDC. For more information, check it out here. Also, check out the new Safety Tool App released by NIOSH and OSHA that calculates the heat index at outdoor worksites.
Image of the main screen of the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety app on the iPhone
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CalAgrAbility is part of a network of AgrAbility Projects funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute on Food and Agriculture (Project No. CA-D-BAE-2271-OG).