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Dr. Grant Ellington
Extension Assistant Professor
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Voice: (919) 515-6793
Fax: (919) 515-6772

Gary Roberson
Associate Professor
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Voice: (919) 515-6715 
Fax: (919) 515-7760 

NC Department of Labor Publications

Agricultural Safety for Farmers and Workers

Agriculture in North Carolina continues to play a major role in the lives of citizens in both the rural and urban areas. Many residents are still dependent upon the seasonal jobs that are associated with the many varied crops grown and harvested.

Photo of a farm workerWith the influx of new people to the state, advanced technology in agricultural machinery, and the urbanization of rural communities, more people are at risk of injury and/or illnesses. These injuries or illnesses are a result of interaction with machinery, environmental conditions, lack of experience with equipment, operator fatigue, and busy life styles. Agriculture consistently ranks among the ten most hazardous occupations.

Agricultural Health

North Carolina Health and Safety

NC State Safety and Health Management Systems

Farm Safety Resources