Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. As part of ASAP, March 1-7 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week.
U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme “20:20 Vision on Ag Safety.”
A different safety focus will be highlighted by state Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers each day of the week:
Monday, March 2 –Mental Health Tuesday
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 is encouraging farmers to make safety a priority on the farm.
Visit the Centers’ YouTube channel 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 the hashtags #KeepFarmsSafe, #ASAP20 and #USAgCenters.
The 11 U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.