Nonfatal Animal Production Injuries
The animal production industry is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States. Nonfatal occupational injury data from the BLS are not available for Florida.
Florida’s animal production industry contributes over $1.5 billion annually and involves cattle farming and ranching, as well as goat, horse, poultry, and swine farming. Additionally, the aquaculture industry brings about $100 million annually.
The purpose of this publication is to examine nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the state of Florida’s animal production subsector.
Nonfatal Agricultural Injuries in Florida: Animal Production
Nonfatal Crop Production Injuries
The crop production industry subsector consists of establishments such as farms, groves, and nurseries that are engaged in growing crops, trees, and seeds. Various activities and tasks create numerous safety hazards and risks for crop production workers. The purpose of this publication is to examine nonfatal injuries and illnesses among crop production workers in Florida.
Nonfatal Agricultural Injuries in Florida: Crop Production
Nonfatal Injuries: Support Activities
The agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting sector relies on a subsector known as “support activities for agriculture and forestry” to provide essential services and key inputs for various production practices. Three industry groups make up this support activities subsector: crop production, animal production, and forestry. Workers from within a producer’s organization or hired through external sources perform support services, which provide necessary inputs in the production process for a given crop, animal, or forestry industry. As our population continues to grow, so will the demand for food. Thus, it is vital to prioritize research, training, and educational efforts in order to protect the health and safety of farmworkers who work to meet this demand.
The purpose of this publication is to examine nonfatal injuries and illnesses resulting from support activities for crop production and animal production workers in Florida.
Nonfatal Agricultural Injuries in Florida: Support Activities for Crop and Animal Production