Vital Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Program Targeted for Termination!
Farming, forestry and fishing are the three most dangerous jobs in the U.S.. Each year, roughly 600 individuals in these industries die trying to earn a living.
For over a decade, regional NIOSH Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Health and Safety Research Centers have worked together with local communities to develop non-regulatory solutions to these hazards.
Despite the program's significantly positive impact in these industries it has been targeted for termination in the President's 2013 budget, a prospect one agriculture, forestry and fishing worker called "criminal".
ACTION: If you favor regional, community-driven solutions for reducing work-place hazards in agriculture, forestry and fishing, please follow this link to http://supportsafefarms.nycamh.com/and urge your representatives to save this crucial program today!