Monday, September 18, 2017

News to use about Farm Safety and Health Week

This is National Farm Safety and Health Week, which serves as an annual reminder that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations. This year's theme is "Putting Farm Safety into Practice," and each day has a related focus:
Monday: Tractor Safety
Tuesday: Farmer Health
Wednesday: Child/Youth Health and Safety
Thursday: Confined Spaces in Agriculture
Friday: Rural Roadway Safety

The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety has a page with informative documents for each day's topic. In addition, the AgriSafe Network will post a webinar from 12 to 1 p.m. Central Time each day this week focusing on the day's topic. Click here to learn more about and register for the webinars. And the U.S. Agricultural Centers has posted 100 safety and health videos about agriculture, forestry and fishing to its YouTube channel. The centers are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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