March 4-10 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week. The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center and the other U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme “No One Can Take Your Place.”
A different safety focus will be highlighted each day of the week:
- Monday, March 5 - Hearing
- Tuesday, March 6 - Respiratory
- Wednesday, March 7 - Impaired Driving
- Thursday, March 8 - Fire
- Friday, March 9 - General Health
During this week and throughout the year, Farm Bureaus and the U.S. Ag Centers are encouraging farmers to make safety a priority on the farm.
'Working in agriculture does have inherent risks, but it is important to remember that all injuries and illnesses that result from working in agriculture are preventable,” said Bruce Alexander, director, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center. “Making safety a priority can go a long way to keeping yourself, your employees, and your family safe and healthy."
Visit the U.S. Ag Centers’ YouTube channel for new content and fresh ideas about how to stay safe while working in agriculture, forestry and fishing. The 11 U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Source: Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center