National Farm Safety and Health Week: Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture
Are you worrying more, feeling anxious or irritable, or just forgetting important things? @UMASHcenter has resources for producers & farmworkers about stress and mental health.
CW: sexual harassment Say something! Sexual harassment in agriculture is an illegal form of discrimination and bullying. Learn what you can do to help another employee.
On average, women have different body proportions compared to their male counterparts - equipment and tools are often not designed for this and can increase risk for exposure & injury. Remember to always look for PPE designed to fit your size and shape and when possible.
Women are almost twice as likely as men to report that childcare is an important factor in farm decisions. Childcare is rarely discussed in conversations related to farm safety, yet it underpins the very foundation of the family farm.