Agriculture is big business, not only in the UK and Ireland, but all over the world. In fact, agriculture employs over one billion people worldwide, accounting for an incredible 35% of total global employment.
With such a phenomenal number of people working in the agriculture industry, accidents are a major concern. An average of 170,000 fatal accidents involving agricultural work occur all over the world every year; that’s 51% of the total number of fatal work accidents globally!
To give you an idea of the scale of the issue Jones Oil produced this infographic, examining statistics and facts from the global agricultural industry. It pays particular attention to the UK and Ireland and presents some general safety tips to help agricultural employees stay safe in their workplace.
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