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Get ready for Agricultural Safety Awareness Week, March 1-7

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Farm Bureaus across the nation are mobilizing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, which takes place March 1 to 7. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme “20:20 Vision on Ag Safety.”

Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers will focus on a different safety area each day of ASAP Week:

  • Monday, March 2 – Mental Health
  • Tuesday, March 3 – Transportation Safety
  • Wednesday, March 4 – Weather Disasters
  • Thursday, March 5 – Confined Spaces
  • Friday, March 6 – Farmer Wellness

During this week and throughout the year, Farm Bureau encourages farmers to make safety a priority on the farm. American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2020 Ag Safety Awareness Program Week was created to bring awareness to safety and health issues facing the agriculture industry. 

The Agricultural Safety Awareness Program is a part of the Farm Bureau Health and Safety Network of professionals who share an interest in identifying and decreasing safety and health risks. For more information and resources, visit the ASAP webpage.

Visit the Ag Centers’ YouTube channel for new content and fresh ideas about how to stay safe while working in agriculture, forestry, and fishing.

Ways to Get Involved

  • During Ag Safety Awareness Program Week, post the social media messages found in the promotional toolkit, or create your own posts using the hashtags #ASAP20, #KeepFarmsSafe, #VisionOnAgSafety and #USAgCenters.
  • Get involved in the conversation. Follow, retweet and share Ag Safety Awareness Program Week messages through Twitter and Facebook and tag American Farm Bureau.
  • Contact media outlets to have PSAs run on the local radio.
  • Answer the phone with “Agricultural Safety Awareness Week.”
  • Write a letter to the editor or contact a local legislator to talk about the importance of agricultural health and safety.
  • Post a video to your social media about what you are doing to stay safe and healthy on your farm.

The 11 U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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