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Cultivate the Seeds of Farm Safety
Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm and Safety Health Week. The program, originated by the National Farm Safety Council, is now managed by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS).
This year, the theme is Cultivating the Seeds of Safety. Each day, NECAS will focus on a different aspect of farm safety, including rural roadway safety, suicide and opioids, youth heath and safety, confined spaces, and tractor safety.
To learn more about National Farm and Safety Heath Week and for specific information on the topics that will be promoted this year, visit necasag.org. The website includes links to safety tips, case studies, handouts that can be shared with family and employees, and more.
NECAS offers programs such as grain bin rescue, manure pit rescue, tractor rollover, fire emergencies, and combine/auger rescue, plus training for confined space entry, avoiding falls, custom applicator safety, chemical spills, grain dust explosion prevention, and more.