Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. This has been an annual recognition initiated by the National Safety Council and has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the first document. It is now is now managed by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS).
NECAS is dedicated to preventing illnesses, injuries and deaths among farmers and ranchers, agricultural and horticultural workers, their families and their employees. NECAS offers training and rescue programs for a variety of topics and also provides webinars to increase awareness for agricultural safety.
Cultivating the Seeds of Society if this year’s theme and every day this week the NECAS will be promoting a different topic to focus on and bring light to various farm safety issues. To access each promotion and learn more about the meaning behind this year’s theme, please visit http://www.necasag.org/nationalfarmsafetyandhealthweek.