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Legislation - Occupational Safety and Hazards Act (OSHA)

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Occupational Safety and Hazards Act (OSHA)

Although agriculture is one of the most hazardous jobs in the US and is one of the few industries in which the families (who may work or live on the farm as well) are also at risk for fatal and non-fatal injuries, OSHA excludes agricultural workplaces from the majority of the standards protecting workers, including standards regarding electrocution, and unguarded machinery, requirements for ladder safety, and whistle-blower protections. OSHA has several safety and health regulations specifically for agriculture, but farms with fewer than 11 employees are exempt from OSHA regulations.  This means that approximately a third of all farm workers work on farms exempt from OSHA's basic health and safety standards. An average of 113 youth under the age of 20 die annually from farm-related injuries, with most of these deaths occurring to youth age 16-19 (when they are allowed to perform all hazardous work with no age restrictions).  

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