Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This recognition has been an annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council and has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the first document.
Each March, the American Farm Bureau organizes Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Week to highlight farm safety and provide education and training resources. Throughout the week, there are daily themes related to important issues in agricultural health and safety, as well as a toolkit to promote specific topics and provide safety resources.
Lesson plans, calendars, awareness events and additional resources to integrate health and safety topics into the classroom in a teacher friendly format.
Many farmers continue to live and work on the farm well beyond typical retirement age. How as a community can we support the health and safety of aging farmers, and farm families?
Protecting the health and safety of farm visitors is important for both the visitors and for farms hosting these events.
Stress, suicide, and mental health conditions impact agricultural communities, where economic, social, and environmental forces challenge the health and safety of farmers.
Needlestick injuries in agriculture are a common and very real risk for farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and on site workers.
Seguridad en las lecherías provides FREE on-the-farm health and safety trainings in Spanish for dairy workers to reduce hazards and improve worker knowledge and practices.
UMASH participates in national, regional, and local events to increase awareness about agricultural safety and health hazards and provide resources for preventing illness and injury.
UMASH engages directly with people affected by and involved in agriculture through seminars, public events, workshops, conferences, and presentations.