National Farm Safety and Health Week 2015
Ag Safety is not just a slogan; it’s a lifestyle
September 20-26, 2015
#FSHWPledge #FarmSafety #FSHW15
America’s farmers provide us with an abundant food supply. But farmers are exposed to a unique, sometimes hazardous workplace. Agriculture continues to rank as one of the most dangerous occupations in North America and across the globe.
National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 20-26, 2015. This year’s theme is “Ag Safety is not just a slogan: it’s a lifestyle”.
The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), UMASH, and the US Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are spotlighting agricultural health and safety with a variety of resources for farm workers, their families, and everyone involved in agriculture.
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THE AG SAFETY AND HEALTH PLEDGE
UMASH initiated a Pledge campaign from August 1st through September 30th, 2015 as part of National Farm Safety and Health Week.
The Pledge, promoted the ‘Ag safety is not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle’ theme and included these eleven safety reminders:
- Wash my hands after handling animals or leaving animal facilities
- Apply sunscreen when going outside, even on cloudy days
- Be PALS (calm and patient) when moving animals
- Use proper techniques to avoid accidental needlesticks
- Wear proper ear protection when working around loud equipment or machinery
- Adopt a ‘no riders’ policy
- Keep floors and walkways clear of obstacles and hazards
- Encourage friends, family and employees to follow safe and healthy farm practices
- Speak up if I see someone doing something unsafe
- Print and hang the pledge poster
- Share pledge with others
Participants were encouraged to select one or more of the activities to demonstrate their commitment. Engagement by the public as well as staff and students was widespread and included regional media attention.
National Farm Safety Week Proclaimed
Interview with Jeff Bender
|9/15/2015||MN Farm Bureau|
Voice of Agriculture newsletter
|9/15/2015||WI Office of Rural Health|
Ag Safety Pledge Campaign
|9/14/2015||The Rural Blog|
Ag Safety pledge runs through end of September
|9/3/2015||Utah Farm Bureau|
Take the Ag Safety Pledge
Ag safety is not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle
|9/1/2015||University of Minnesota School of Public Health|
Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center Launches Ag Safety Pledge Campaign
August 28, 2015 Issue – Page 6
|8/23/2015||High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal|
Take a safety pledge
|8/21/2015||Angus Beef Bulletin|
Take the Pledge for Ag Safety
|8/16/2015||Hub City Times|
UMASH Launches Ag Safety Pledge
UMASH Launches Ag Safety Pledge
Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center Launches Ag Safety Pledge
- UMASH Resource Database
Download agricultural safety and health resources created by UMASH, our pilot project programs, and collaborating institutions
- UMASH Ag Safety and Health Spotlight
UMASH Ag Safety and Health: Stories from the Field highlights the stories of farmers and farm families – their experiences with injury or disease on the farm, as well as what they learned and suggestions for prevention.
AgriSafe Network will be conducting daily webinars to inform professionals, as well as Agricultural producers on important agricultural occupational health and safety topics.