Farmers and ranches know the importance of farm safety. However, no amount of plans and safety measures are 100 percent effective. Unfortunately, farm accidents still happen at alarming rates. Farm Bureau has dedicated this week as Agricultural Safety Awareness week.
Farm Bureaus across the nation are mobilizing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, March 3 to 9. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme “Safety: Know Your Limits.”
A different safety focus will be highlighted by Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers each day of ASAP Week:
- Monday, March 4 – Emergency Preparedness
- Tuesday, March 5 – Livestock
- Wednesday, March 6 – Heat Stress and Hydration
- Thursday, March 7 – Roadway Safety
- Friday, March 8 – Hearing Safety
During this week and throughout the year, Farm Bureau encourages farmers to make safety a priority on the farm. 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 Facebook page.
Producers are encouraged to share the graphics and social media posts throughout the week, helping spread the word throughout our communities. Join the movement to keep farms safe and share your own safety messages on social media using these hashtags:
Visit the Centers’ YouTube channel for new content and fresh ideas about how to stay safe while working in agriculture, forestry, and fishing. The 11 U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.