This week is Farm Safety Week in the United States, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is trying to raise awareness to the hazards workers in the agricultural industry face. The agricultural industry has one of the highest fatality rates in the country, with 475 workers being killed on-the-job last year.
Workers in specific industries require specialized hazard protections. For example, desk workers generally do not need to fear toxic exposure to potentially lethal chemicals. Individuals who work in hazardous factories may need substantial protective gear in order to avoid the kinds of toxins that desk workers would never dream of encountering.