'Lead the Way in Agriculture' is the Theme of Ag Safety Awareness Week
March 1, 2023
BOZEMAN, Montana – County and state Farm Bureau leaders across the nation are sharing resources that will help farmers and ranchers keep safety top-of-mind through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. As part of this year's ASAP commemoration, March 6-10 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme "Lead the Way in Agriculture."
A different safety focus will be highlighted by Montana Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers each day of the 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
During this week and throughout the year, Farm Bureau encourages farmers to make safety a priority on the farm.
"Farm Bureau has a long history of working to ensure safety is a priority on America's farms and ranches," said Montana Farm Bureau President Cyndi Johnson. "We're proud to continue supporting members of our agricultural communities in their efforts to save lives and prevent injuries and lost time on the job."
The Agricultural Safety Awareness Program is a product of Farm Bureau Health and Safety Network of Farm Bureau staff 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 the hashtags #ASAP23 and #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. Check out the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Facebook page for daily safety tips during ASAP week.