National Farm Safety and Health Week

Sep 21, 2021

Join Sunrise Cooperative recognizing the week of September 19-25, 2021 as National Farm Safety and Health Week. 
The third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. Fall harvest can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. National Farm Safety and Health Week is this week because it’s around the same time farmers take to the fields working tirelessly to get their crops in for the year. It’s also the season when many farm accidents happen. Sometimes they occur in the grain bin, on the highway or in the field. 
This year’s theme is centered around "Farm Safety Yields Real Results." This reminds us that safety should never take a back seat on the farm, ranch or at home. By making safety and health a priority and keeping it at the forefront of all farm-related tasks, we all have a role in reducing preventable incidents. 
Each day a different safety-related topic will be highlighted:
  • Monday, Sept. 20: Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
Be sure to be seen on the roadway! SMV emblems, lights, and reflectors are all great ways to let get motorists’ attention and prevent collisions. Learn more at:
  • Tuesday, Sept. 21: Overall Farmer Health
Don’t forget to take breaks and stretch during fieldwork. Take the time to get out of the cab and stretch your muscles to prevent neck, back, and joint injuries.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 22: Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
Take the time to discuss hazards on the farm with younger workers. What may be an obviously dangerous situation to an adult may never cross a youth’s mind!
  • Thursday, Sept. 23: Agricultural Fertilizer & Chemical Safety
  • Friday, Sept. 24: Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture
Visit the National Farm Safety and Health Week website to view safety-specific videos daily as well as stay tuned to the Sunrise website for daily safety reminders as we head into the 2021 harvest.
This annual promotion is initiated by the National Safety Council has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944. National Farm Safety and Health Week is led by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), the agricultural partner of the National Safety Council.

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