Posted by: Chelsea Hampton | September 3, 2013

National Farm Safety and Health Week is Fast Approaching!

National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 15-21 this year, and the theme is Working Together for Safety in Agriculture. This event is celebrated each year during the third week in September and has been recognized since 1944. This observance has been promoted through the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) and the National Safety Council (NSC), and serves to raise awareness of the hazards of agricultural work and prevent illness and injury.

 

Agricultural work involves many risks and is one of the most dangerous occupations out there. Workers encounter numerous hazards on a daily basis and are often at an increased risk for certain injuries and health conditions such as arthritis, hearing loss, skin cancer, brain and spinal cord injuries, and hand and eye injuries. Fortunately, a lot can be prevented through following safety protocols, and increasing awareness and education of agricultural health and safety! For more information and resources, visit the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) website at: http://www.necasag.org/index.php.

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 Additional resources related to agricultural health and safety:

– National Safety Council (NSC). http://www.nsc.org/pages/home.aspx

– National AgrAbility Project.http://www.agrability.org/

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and

  Health (NIOSH). http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

– Agricultural Safety & Health Council of America (ASHCA). http://www.ashca.org/

Farm Safety and Health Week 2013

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

 

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