Press release: “No One Can Take Your Place” is theme of Ag Safety Awareness Program Week (March 4-10)
Date: March 2, 2018
Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. Next week (March 4-10) has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. 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 by the Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers each day of the week:
Monday, March 5 – Hearing Protection
Tuesday, March 6 – Respiratory Protection
Wednesday, March 7 – Impaired Driving
Thursday, March 8 – Fire Safety
Friday, March 9 – General Health
During this week and throughout the year, both the Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers partner to encourage farmers to make safety a priority on the farm.
“We are pleased to partner with Farm Bureau during Agricultural Safety Awareness Week,” said Brandi Janssen, Outreach Co-Director of the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health at the University of Iowa. “Agricultural safety continues to be a sound investment for farmer and ranchers. Focusing on safety and health on the farm helps save lives and protect our most important resources in agriculture, our farmers and farmworkers.”
The Agricultural Safety Awareness Program is a part of the Farm Bureau Health and Safety Network of professionals who share an interest in identifying and decreasing safety and health risks. For more information and resources, visit the ASAP Facebook page or the Great Plains Center Website. Throughout the week, several free webinars on agricultural safety topics will also be announced via social media.
Visit the Centers’ YouTube channel for new content and fresh ideas about how to stay safe while working in agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Join the movement to keep farms safe and share your own safety messages on social media using the hashtags #KeepFarmsSafe, #ASAP18 and #USAgCenters.
The 11 U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers (www.cdc.gov/niosh/oep/agctrhom.html) are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.