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National Farm Safety and Health Week Is HERE!

Posted by Good Day's Work on Sep 22, 2015
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This week, while farmers continue or begin harvest, we pause and reflect on the importance of safety on farms and farm-related businesses. Although we believe that farm safety should be preached every single day, it’s important to help our industry advocate continually for safe agriculture practices.


As a reminder, here are 5 ways to make National Farm Safety and Health Week count, as well as advance your farm-safety education:

  1. Take to Social Media

The best way to get the word out is to spread the word yourself. On Twitter, use the hashtag #FSHW15 to talk about how you practice safety on your own agricultural operation. Share tips, resources and ideas across your network, and you can even share the link to this blog!

  1. Attend a NECAS Safety Webinar

NECAS will be offering a webinar each day of this Safety Week at noon. You can involve all of your employees and continue to educate them! Here are the topics for the week:

Monday—Safety on Rural Roadways

Tuesday—Confined Spaces Safety—Manure Pit Entry

Wednesday—Children’s Safety During Harvest Season

Thursday—Preventing Farm Injury and Illness

Friday—Tractor Safety

  1. Get Resources

Visit the National Farm Safety and Health Week website to find such resources as brochures, tip guides, safety facts and more. Follow @NECASAG on Twitter to stay up to date about each day's activities!

  1. Join #AgChat

NECAS invites everyone to join them on Twitter for #AgChat on Tuesday, September 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. to chat about agriculture, safety and Farm Safety Week!

#AgChat is a weekly moderated conversation on Twitter for people in the business of raising food, feed, fuel and fiber. It is a virtual venue for participants to share viewpoints and ideas about the issues impacting agriculture advocacy, such as sustainability, water, communications, agronomy, animal welfare, USDA programs, mainstream-media coverage and public perceptions of farming. The goal is to create an ongoing, open dialogue among the various players interested in agriculture and to share tips and tricks for connecting with consumers.

  1. Say Thank You

Take time this ag-designated week to thank your employees, co-workers, families and supervisors for all they do to promote a safe workplace. Make it fun—bring in doughnuts or cupcakes on Monday, September 21—and have a “Farm Safety Week Kickoff.”

Good Day’s Work is excited to celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week this year, and we hope that you will do what you can to join us in our mission to promote a safer environment in agriculture.

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