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andHeaIthwejek - z, i September 15-21, 201 Daily webinars for farm safety week AgriSafe Network will be conducting daily webinars to inform professionals, as well as Agricultural producers on important agricultural occupational health and safety topics. Learn more and register online at Shift farm safety into high gear this harvest By Jana L. Davidson, education content specialist for Progressive Agriculture Foundation ‘70 men 69% During harvest, one of the m0st hectic times of year for a farmer, it is important to remember one vital, life-saving measure: Safety! Although it often seems you’re racing against the clock and adding more to the “to do list” than you are eliminating, safety should never take a back- seat or be. ignored. To shed the light on the importance of safety on farms and ranches, Na- tional Farm Safety and Health Week, promotes a 75-year tradition of educating and celebrat- ing safety’s relevance in the agricultural industry. This year’s theme, Shift Farm Safety lnto High Gear, reminds us to practice safety more intensely and actively in the day-today tasks we must accomplish around the farm. Emerging issues and important topics will be highlighted daily such as Tractor Safety & Ru- ral Roadway Safety (Monday, Sept. 16), Farmer Health Suicide/Opioid Prevention (Tuesday, Sept. 17), Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture (Wednesday, Sept. 18), Confined Spaces in Agriculture (Thursday, Sept. 19) and Safety Health for Women in Agriculture (Friday, Sept. 20). Each Wednesday of National Farm Safety and Health Week has been devoted annually to safety and health topics affecting children, a cause very near and dear to the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. During this week alone, nearly 30 Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, a one-day, age-appropriate, hands-on, educational, fun and safe event for children‘i'n“ " rural communities, will take place. To date, nearly 1.8 million children and adults have learned life—saving safety lessons helping Progressive Agriculture Safety Days become recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. During these more hectic times of year, it is important to remember children are curious. The sad reality is that every three days a child dies and every day 33 children are injured due to agricultural-related incidents in the United States according to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS). Growing up on or around the farm . can be an amazing, one-of-a-kind experience; however, it is important to foster a child’s love and passion for agriculture in a safe manner. Remember, eyes are always watching; therefore, be sure to role model safe behavior during day-to-day practices while handling chemicals or working around large equipment and animals. If youngsters want to get involved, ensure that all tasks and chores assigned to youth are age-appropriate and align with the child’s devel- opment skill level. Remind children that the farm is a livelihood and not a play area; therefore, it should be treated with the same respect and care of any other workplace. Keep in mind that when you make safety a reality, you can help avoid a fatality! During Na- tional Farm Safety and Health Week, join us in reflecting, revisiting and rethinking ways to keep ourSelves and loved ones safe on the farm, on the ranch and at home. For more infor- mation or to locate a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® near you, visit or call us toll-free at 888-257-3529. Additional National Farm Safety and Health Week can be found through the National Educa- tion Center for Agricultural Safety (N ECAS) at Shift Farm Safety , .,. ,_ into high gear! RLEY'S Keep Everyone’s Farm Safe “FIELD SERVICE ,. , Join the LYIP Team 406-433-1 306 2327 Lincoln Ave. SE - Sidney, MT 0 lXIPflmlddvemoom V" FARM 8r. RANCH I SAFETY I .. HEALTH WEEK ffice:406-742-5312 September 15-21. 2019 Dispatcher: 701-344-1234 ‘ "m “.25 zazzszarxtiarsmmaim3:31: Fairview, montana firm co; SweleyOll lncl123lOtlIAveSE,sid_ne‘y,m59270 (406)433-2508