It’s Farm Safety and Health Week!

HAPPY FARM SAFETY & HEALTH WEEK!

September 16-22 is National Farm Safety & Health Week, as proclaimed by the President. It happens every year during the third week of September.

Join Farm Safety & Health Week by talking farm safety with at least 2 other people this week. Share your stories on our Facebook event wall and on Twitter using #FSHW12.

So how do you strike up a conversation with someone about farm safety?

– Ask them if they’ve had any close calls lately. Seems people love sharing them!
– Ask if they’ve started harvesting. If so inquire about any trouble they’ve had sharing the road with standard vehicles.
– If they have children, find out what chores their kids like to do and talk about age-appropriate tasks. NAGCAT can help that conversation.
– Talk drought! There’s an increased chance of harvest related fires as a result.

If you just look at things a little differently, you’ll find you can work safety into any just about any conversation!

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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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