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2023 Ag Safety Awareness Program Week: ‘Lead the Way in Agriculture’

AFBF Staff

Farm Bureaus across the nation are preparing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Week, March 6-10. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting ag safety this week with the theme “Lead the Way in Agriculture.”

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

  • Monday, March 6 – Mental Health
  • Tuesday, March 7 – Preventive Health Care
  • Wednesday, March 8 – Safety Culture
  • Thursday, March 9 – Situational Awareness
  • Friday, March 10 – Temperature-Related Safety

“Keeping everyone safe on America’s farms and ranches is so important,” said American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “We encourage farmers and ranchers to take the time to make safety a priority during Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week and throughout the year.”

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.

Visit the Centers’ YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/USagCenters) for new content and fresh ideas about how to stay safe while working in agriculture, forestry and fishing.

Join the movement to keep farms safe and share your own safety messages on social media using these hashtags:

  • #ASAP23
  • #USAgCenters

The 12 U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers (www.cdc.gov/niosh/oep/agctrhom.html) are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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