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Learning about Agricultural Fatalities and Safety in Florida

Agriculture is an important but hazardous industry. Two recent EDIS publications focus on fatalities within this sector. A third EDIS publication discusses heat-related death in Florida. These articles share valuable information to increase hazard awareness, assist in the design and application of agricultural safety interventions and education programs, and foster prevention of future fatalities.

Summary Report: Agriculture-, Forestry-, and Fishing-Related Fatalities in Florida for 2020 summarizes injury sources for agricultural fatalities, manner of death, and victim demographics for Florida in 2020. It also gives a list of recommendations and resources to help prevent AgFF-related fatalities.

2010–2019 Florida Agricultural Deaths Summary illustrates yearly fatalities during the study period by monthly distribution and unintentional agricultural fatalities by county.

Natural Heat-Related Deaths in Florida: 2010–2020 discusses risk factors for heat-related illness, populations at risk, and victim demographics. The article also includes safety recommendations and resources to prevent heat-related illness.

Together, these three publications offer helpful information for agricultural workers, educators, communicators, stakeholders, and the public. For more information on agricultural safety, just Ask IFAS.