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Farm Safety and Health Week was September 17-23, 2017. In this post, we revisit some of the key issues brought up during this week that promote farm safety and general workplace safety throughout Wisconsin.
Training initiatives are only helpful when people apply the lessons learned in these programs
There are many initiatives to help Wisconsinites with various aspects of safety on the farm or in other workplaces. From safety education programs to tools and equipment intended to protect workers, a shortage of resources is not the problem facing Wisconsin workers.
However, any training program or piece of safety equipment can only be valuable if it is utilized. Far too often - in farming and in other industries - people fail to implement the tools and education they have received to keep themselves and their workers safe.
National Farm Safety and Health Week: Putting Farm Safety into Practice
As reported in a recent article by Wisconsin State Farmer online, farmers across Wisconsin participated in National Farm Safety and Health Week. In its 74th year, the theme this year was "Putting Farm Safety into Practice."
This is an important theme for farmers and other workers throughout the state. All the education programs and safety equipment won't help anyone stay safe if these resources are not utilized regularly.
How Workers Can Stay Safe?
Some of the important safety methods that increase agricultural safety (and are equally effective in other fields) include:
Regardless of what type of industry you work in, if there are any significant dangers, take care and always use the resources available to you. If your employer does not provide required safety equipment or other safety resources, speak up!