(Mayfield, KY) — Harvest season often means putting in long hours, which can make it difficult to stay alert and on the lookout for potential hazards. The agricultural industry ranks as one of the most dangerous job sectors in the country, accounting for more than 500 deaths in 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative is partnering with Safe Electricity to provide safety tips to help farmers make this harvest season a safe one.
Richard McCracken, Safe Electricity Advisory Board member, advises, “Safety starts with preparation. Be prepared for potential emergencies before the rush of harvest season begins. Have a safety plan, and make sure that farm workers and family members are aware of the procedures.”