WASHINGTON — Farm Bureaus across the nation are mobilizing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, which takes place March 1-7. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme “20:20 Vision on Ag Safety.”
Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers will focus on a different safety area each day of ASAP Week:
Monday, March 2 – Mental Health
Tuesday, March 3 – Transportation Safety
Wednesday, March 4 – Weather Disasters
Thursday, March 5 – Confined Spaces
Friday, March 6 – Farmer Wellness
During this week and throughout the year, Farm Bureau encourages farmers to make safety a priority on the farm.
The Agricultural Safety Awareness Program is a part of the Farm Bureau Health and Safety Network of professionals who share an interest in identifying and decreasing safety and health risks. For more information and resources, visit the ASAP webpage.
Visit the Ag Centers’ YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/USagCenters) for new content and fresh ideas about how to stay safe while working in agriculture, forestry and fishing.
Join the movement to keep farms safe and share your own safety messages on social media using these hashtags:
The 11 U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers (www.cdc.gov/niosh/oep/agctrhom.html) are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
–American Farm Bureau Federation
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