Monday, September 14, 2015

Ag Safety Pledge runs through end of September

In conjunction with National Farm Safety & Health Week, scheduled from Sept. 20-26, the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) is asking people to take an Ag Safety Pledge that includes 11 safety reminders. Safety reminders are: wash my hands after handling animals or leaving animal facilities; apply sunscreen when going outside, even on cloudy days; be PALS (calm and patient) when moving animals; use proper technique to avoid accidental needlesticks; wear proper ear protection when working around loud equipment or machinery; adopt a “no riders” policy; keep floors and walkways clear of obstacles and hazards; encourage friends, family and employees to follow safe and healthy farm practices; speak up if I see someone doing something unsafe. The pledge runs through September. To take the pledge, click here.

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