Overall occupational injury rates continued to decline in Wisconsin in 2015, according to data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Both public and private sector rates declined, as did rates in the U.S. as a whole, following a downward trend over the past decade.
Mild fall weather in Wisconsin has allowed farmers and their employees extra time to work outside this season. As the opportunity for work increases, the chance for injury and unsafe working conditions continue. Farm employees should always remember that they have the right to workplace injury protection.