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Farm Bureaus Mobilize for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week

Newsroom / March 1, 2019

Farm Bureaus across the nation are mobilizing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, March 3-9. 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.Download radio PSAs here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rsid003oizgbjjv/AABBXNDzMNxs2QVLcykGkf89a?dl=0.

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:

#KeepFarmsSafe

#ASAP19

#USAgCenters

The 11 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.

Contact:
Cyndie Shearing
Director, Internal Communications
Office (202) 406-3649
cyndies@fb.org
 
Shiloh Perry
Media Relations Specialist
(202) 406-3643
shilohp@fb.org
 

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