Prior to the perfection of refrigeration, the meat packing industry operated in the winter to keep the meat from spoiling. Even though workers these days can freely work during any season at a plant, many often overlook potential safety hazards at these times that can make a dangerous job even more perilous.
Spring tends to be a satisfying season for many Iowans. After a long and grueling winter, it feels nice to put away the heavy winter jackets and no longer worry about shifting your schedule around snow shoveling.
Even though farmers get a lot more done during the summer months, the work doesn't end when snow covers the ground. No matter what a farm specializes in, workers keep themselves busy in some way during the winter and early spring months. Despite having a lower injury and fatality rate than the rest of the seasons, farm workers can still find ways to severely damage themselves between January to May.