National Farm Safety and Health Week


Since 1944, the third week in September has been deemed National Farm Safety & Health Week. This year we celebrate by “Working Together for Safety in Agriculture”. A theme that should hit home with all of us. Farming is not just a one man job. In many cases, it is the whole family or a team that makes the farming operation successful year after year. As we recognize hard-working farmers, keep in mind the everyday risks that are taken to put the food on your table and the clothes on your back. As an organization that promotes farm safety every day, we urge everyone to step back and look at what safety precautions can be taken on their farm this week and into the future.

Throughout the week we will be highlighting some stories and tips to encourage and help you stay safe, with a strong focus on children and youth on Wednesday. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #FSHW13 or on our Facebook page!

Stay in tune with what other groups are doing this week in honor of Farm Safety & Health Week 2013 and visit the National Educational Center for Agricultural Safety.


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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