National Farm and Safety Health Week is September 17 to 23, 2017. This year's theme is "Putting Farm Safety Into Practice." According to National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) this theme hits home and reminds us that it is everyone's responsibility for safety both on the farm and the rural roadways of America.
Attend an AgriSafe Safety Webinar!
AgriSafe Network will be hosting daily FREE webinars in recognition for the Nat'l Farm Safety and Health Week. Please share this flyer with your colleagues to help raise awareness. Webinars are from 12:00 to 1:00 pm CST. Here is a recap of the presentation topics:
Monday - Staying Cool in Your Region's Heat: How to identify, manage and reduce heat illnesses and sun exposure.
Tuesday - Respiratory Protection and On-Farm Fit Testing for Agricultural Workers
Wednesday - Children and Youth: Living, working and playing safely on farms.
Thursday - Addressing the Epidemic of ATV Injuries and Deaths: Safety Training Materials and Educational Demonstrations.
Friday - Prevention Strategies to Reduce Respiratory Exposures and Illnesses in Agriculture
Register through AgriSafe Network. Use this opportunity to gather employees around and view these classes. Pass this information along to parties within your operation that would have keen interest in the topic or topics. You can sign up for 1 or all classes!
Visit the National Farm Safety and Health Week website to find valuable resources such as fact sheets, brochures and additional website resources on various topics. Check out these resources!
Say Thank You
Take time this third week in September (17-23) to heighten and celebrate safety. Be sure to thank your employees, supervisors, co-workers and family for all they do in the name of safety and to promote a safe workplace. This is a great opportunity to reflect, revisit and rethink the importance of keeping employees and loved one's safe, as well as a time to adopt new safety practices for use on the farm, ranch, or at home.