Investigation of Wisconsin dairy worker deaths offer useful insights for safety on smaller produce operations
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports there were about 2.6 million workers employed in agriculture on farms in 2022. While that may sound like a lot of workers, the industry is facing labor shortages as it works to grow, harvest, pack, and process food for more than 330 million Americans.
The murderous summer has drawn new attention to heat safety for farmworkers, so here are some safety guidelines.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking an important step forward in furthering its commitment to farmworkers, meatpacking workers, and grocery store workers by recognizing their essential role in America’s food system.
According to statistics from The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), every day approximately 100 farmworkers suffer a lost time injury, with the total industry cost exceeding $8 billion.
As summers appear to get relentlessly hotter, some states are proposing new laws to mandate worker safety in extreme conditions.
Kwik Lok has signed and endorsed the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, a collaborative effort adopted by the Produce Marketing Association and the United Fresh Produce Associations.