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Farm Safety and Health Week

National Farm Safety and Health Week runs from September 17 to the 23.  


Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. For this reason, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944.


Like any business, agriculture can be financially set back by safety violations, injuries, illnesses and deaths. The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety offers safety education and proactive programs to help prevent incidents that affect your agribusiness safety and welfare.

Programs include:

  • Hazardous materials training
  • Respiratory protection programs
  • CPR classes
  • Tractor roll-over protection retrofit programs
  • Tractor certification programs
  • Combine safety
  • Confined spaces
  • Rescue procedures (tractor roll-over, grain entrapment, combine, auger extrication and manure pit rescues)
  • Youth programs
  • Training seminars tailored to specific needs
  • Safety issues in rural communities