National Farm Safety and Health Week 2018
Cultivating the Seeds of Safety
September 16-22, 2018
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 16-22, 2018. This year’s theme is “Cultivating the Seeds of Safety”.
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.
JOIN THE 2018 FARM SAFETY PARNER CAMPAIGN
UMASH is launching the 2018 Farm Safety Partner campaign to encourage agribusiness, industry, professional farm organizations and commodity groups, Extension offices, Ag Educators, FFA, 4H, community organizations, and others to share farm safety resources and promote safe work practices during September in support of National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 16-22, 2018).
It’s easy to become a Farm Safety Partner!
All you need to do is:
- Share farm safety information during the month of September 2018
- Tell us how you did that by completing our on-line Farm Safety Week Partner submission form
|MONDAY||Rural Roadway Safety|
|WEDNESDAY||Child/Youth Health and Safety|
|THURSDAY||Confined Spaces in Agriculture|
AgriSafe Network will be conducting daily webinars to inform professionals, as well as Agricultural producers on important agricultural occupational health and safety topics.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER ONLINE AT:
- UMASH Farm Safety Checklist
The UMASH Farm Safety Check is a quick monthly review to identify and fix potential hazards before they cause harm to your family and employees – and your bottom line. Each month, Farm Safety Check will focus on a different topic, offering checklists and tips to help identify hazards, along with resources to remedy any problems.
- 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
The UMASH Ag Health and Safety Spotlight features stories from farmers and farm families about their experiences with injury or illness on the farm as well as stories that highlight new resources and organizations that are working to improve agricultural safety and health.
- Farm MAPPER
A pre-plan map of farms to expedite response times in emergencies.
A hazard analysis tool recommending abatement of common farm hazards.
USDA-NIFA beginning farmer and rancher (BFRDP) clearinghouse, providing resources to help you get started farming, as well as tools to help more seasoned producers succeed.
Resources and tools to help the Extension workforce increase local and national impact.
The National Ag Safety Database (NASD) provides a national resources of agricultural safety and health resources contributed by safety professionals and organizations from across the nation.