Play it Farm Safe! – The Youth Farm Safety Project at the University of Vermont Extension 4-H recently announced their new online farm safety training game aimed for youth ages 12-15. The game is called Play it Farm Safe and covers tractor and machinery safety, livestock safety, woodlot safety, ATV safety, and more! Players are asked to login by choosing the animal and character of their choice to explore the different worlds available to them. Play it Farm Safe today!
Ladder Safety App for Smartphones – Did you know the proper angle for an extension ladder is 75.5 degrees? NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) released their very first app for smartphones focused on ladder safety. The app can be used to prevent falls around the farm, your home, and on work sites in your community by helping you set your ladder at the correct angle. The app also includes information about selection, inspection, and accessorizing. Check it out!
Perfect Picnic – The Partnership for Food Safety Education encourages kids to learn about preventing food poisoning at home with two new products!
- Perfect Picnic! A new iPhone or iPad game for kids.
- Fight BAC! at Picnic Park activity sheets for kids and guide for teachers and parents.
Perfect Picnic for iPhone or iPad turns kids into masters of their own park, building a fun space with grills, outdoor kitchens, trees, fountains and more. Players earn income by renting out barbeque spots and keeping park visitors happy. Keeping yourself healthy is very important and this is a great way to teach youth about the topic!