Safety Gets Tech Savvy

Play it Farm SafePlay 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!

Lappadder 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 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!

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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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