Integrated Pest Management & Pesticide Regulations
EPA Requirements to Protect Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure to the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers.
Young Worker Safety in Landscaping videos from OSHA
Youth Worker Safety in Agriculture e-tool from OSHA
OSHA and NIOSH release recommended practices to avoid Green Tobacco Sickness which potentially affects about one quarter of tobacco workers. Tobacco workers suffering from Green Tobacco Sickness are at greater risk for heat illness; a potentially deadly condition.
OSHA's Agricultural Operations page identifies serious hazards and steps farmers can take to protect farm workers from injuries and incidents All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are widely used in various agricultural operations such as gathering livestock, pulling trailers and hauling small loads, or carrying pesticide applicators. The fact sheet provides practical safety measures that employers and supervisors can take to protect vehicle operators from harmful and potentially fatal hazards such as rollovers and collisions. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identified 2,090 ATV injuries and 321 ATV fatalities between 2003 and 2011, with three out of five of these deaths occurring in agriculture.
Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) is a coalition of organizations that work together to help keep children safe on the farm. These organizations represent the agricultural community, child injury prevention, minority-serving associations and related industry organizations.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) link to Safe, Sustainable Food
"Field to Market" Sustainable Agriculture Resources
Resources from the Natural Resources Conservation Services of the United States Department of Agriculture.
- Many food service areas have Fat/Oil/Grease (FOG) Interceptors to trap these materials before they enter the public utility pipes. These must be maintained regularly. Capturing the FOG at the source helps prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) that would release untreated sewage into the environment.
Can the Grease (FOG) (MD)
Pain in the Drain (NV)
Cease the Grease (youtube video)