Monthly Archives: July 2014

Chemical Safety

Each year thousands of children are exposed to chemicals on the farm. The only way to prevent it is to lock up all forms of chemicals. Exposure can happen in a number of ways: Ingestion by eating or swallowing Contact … Continue reading

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Grain safety from Kaitlyn

Written by Kaitlyn Kerr, 2014 Indiana Outreach Coordinator As county and state fairs wind down for the summer, kids are packing their new backpacks up, as they get ready to start another year of school. School time means one thing … Continue reading

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A message from Morgan…

Written by Morgan Zumpfe, 2014 Nebraska Outreach Coordinator My Farm Safety Journey started 19 years ago. I grew up as a rambunctious farm kid with two younger siblings. We were always exploring and trying new things. During these explorations and … Continue reading

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Put a Plug in the Noise

Kids not listening to you when you ask them to do something? Is it because they are ignoring you or are you just in a noisy environment? Do them a favor and reduce their risk of hearing loss. Earplugs are small, … Continue reading

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Farm Safety on YouTube

Are you looking for some videos on safety in agriculture? Well look no further! The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers launched a fantastic YouTube channel late last year that is loaded with great videos. The channel is a joint … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Sun Protection

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International Helmet Awareness Day

A campaign called Riders4Helmets has one simple goal: to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitted, certified helmet. Riders4Helmets was formed in honor of 2008 Olympian rider Courtney King-Dye who suffered a serious brain injury in March … Continue reading

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Pool Safety with Dr. Lewis First

Are you taking your kids swimming anytime soon? Listen to Dr. Lewis First from the Vermont Children’s Hospital talk about what you can do to make swimming a safer family activity.  

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Safety in the Show Ring

Kansas State University Research and Extension developed a program to teach youth how to handle their show animals safely and without injury. The extensive program allows you to choose from six different animal catagories. After selecting an animal the user can choose … Continue reading

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Bailing hay the safe way!

It’s that time of year again. Hay harvesting time! If you are out in the fields today trying to get the hay bailed up before the coming holiday weekend, remember these helpful tips to make sure the task is safety … Continue reading

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