National Farm Safety and Health Week 2016

National Farm Safety and Health Week 2016

Farm Safety .. A Legacy to be Proud of
September 18-24, 2016

#FarmSafety #FSHW16

NFSHW 2016

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 18-24, 2016. This year’s theme is “Farm Safety .. A Legacy to be Proud of”.

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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  • Join the #AgChat Twitter conversation on Tuesday, September 20 from 7-9pm (CST).
    Use hashtags #Agchat or #FSHW16 to join the conversation.

 

National Farm Safety and Health Week Featured on NIOSH Science Blog

cdc-nioshScott Heiberger, Communications Specialist for the National Farm Medicine Center, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, posted information about National Safety and Health Week on the NIOSH Science Blog.

 

Lt. Governor Tina Smith Declares September 18-24 Minnesota Farm Safety and Health Week

ltgov-nfshwLt. Governor Tina Smith joined MDA Commissioner Dave Frederickson, Representative Paul Anderson, and farmer/Ag educator/FFA leader Ed Terry to declare the week of September 18-24 Minnesota Farm Safety and Health Week.  UMASH was excited to be a part of the press conference, and we look forward to partnering with the MN Dept. of Ag to raise awareness about farm safety and promote resources and events during Farm Safety and Health Week.

 

Visit us at the University of Minnesota Farmer’s Market

Farmers-Market-smWednesday, September 21
11:00am – 2:00pm
McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis, 55455

UMASH will be at the University of Minnesota Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, September 21 from 11am to 2pm to promote National Farm Safety and Health Week. Stop by and say hello!

 

RESOURCES

NFSHW Promotional Materials
UMASH Ag Safety Resources
  • 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.
NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Centers
The Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention represent a major NIOSH effort to protect the health and safety of agricultural workers and their families. The Centers were established by cooperative agreement to conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation’s pressing agricultural health and safety problems. Geographically, the Centers are distributed throughout the nation to be responsive to the agricultural health and safety issues unique to the different regions.

US Ag Centers YouTube Channel
The US Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health offer online safety videos through a special YouTube channel. These safety videos are designed for producers, Extension agents, first responders and farm families. The videos can be especially relevant during harvest season, as farmers are putting in long hours under the stress of weather delays and equipment breakdowns.

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) is dedicated to preventing illnesses, injuries, and deaths among farmers and ranchers, agricultural and horticultural workers, their families, and their employees. NECAS is a partnership with the National Safety Council and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Peosta campus.

 

AGRISAFE WEBINARS

AgriSafe Network will be conducting daily webinars to inform professionals, as well as Agricultural producers on important agricultural occupational health and safety topics.