Thursday, September 10, 2020

National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 20-26

It's time to start planning coverage for National Farm Safety and Health Week, which will be observed Sept. 20-26.

This year's theme is "Every Farmer Counts." The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, which organizes the observance, says the theme is meant to "acknowledge, celebrate, and uplift America’s farmers and ranchers who have encountered many challenges over the past couple of years, yet continue to work hard to provide the food, fiber, and fuel that we need," according to the website.

NECAS will host at least one free, one-hour webinar each business day during the week to discuss different topics. Click here for more information about the webinars or to register. Here's the schedule:
  • Mon., Sept. 21, noon Central Time: Planting the seeds of tractor and machinery safety
  • Tues., Sept. 22, noon CT: Lessons learned in covid-19 prevention in agriculture work
  • Tues., Sept. 22, 2 p.m. CT: Mental health innovations in agricultural communities
  • Wed., Sept. 23, noon CT: Building a toolkit for child safety and health in agriculture
  • Wed., Sept. 23, 2 p.m. CT: Open-source ag health and safety curriculum
  • Thur., Sept. 24, noon CT: Emergency planning for farm operations
  • Thur., Sept. 24, 2 p.m. CT: Respiratory protection issues: What to wear and does it fit?
  • Fri., Sept. 25, 10 a.m. CT: Addressing workplace sexual harassment for farm workers
  • Fri., Sept. 25, Noon CT: Prevention and understanding of back injuries

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