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Rick Worthington Farm Safety Week
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: September 20, 2018

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This is National Farm Safety Week thru the 22nd... Its is an important opportunity for farmers to re-focus on farm safety heading into the busy harvest months, not only for themselves and farm employees, but for their families as well.

Scott Heiberger of the National Farm Medicine Center discusses the need for farm parents and grandparents to keep younger kids safe in the work place.

“Safety needs to be a priority and one of the biggest things you can do for family members and employees is to build a culture of safety to create moments where people can recognize a hazard and address the situation. There are such a variety of hazards in agriculture from equipment, to livestock handling, to slips trips and falls and even confined spaces. The emphasis on taking the time to provide safety training and creating an awareness for your employees is vital to preventing health issues or injuries.”

National Farm Safety and Health Week is designed to highlight agricultural health and safety and create opportunities to start or continue to build safety programs for farm workers, farm families, and everyone involved in agriculture.

Following are the daily themes through the week highlighting different safety focus areas for farms, and McGuire offers more specific items to consider for each topic.

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