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RHYTHM OF THE SEASONS. Planting Seeds of Safety Harvesting Grains of Hope. “…but I don’t farm!”. GOT.…. …an acre or two? …a couple of horses? …an ATV? …a small tractor?. “…then this program is for you too!”. “Farm” Safety …not just for farmers!.

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Rhythm of the seasons


Planting Seeds of Safety

Harvesting Grains of Hope


…an acre or two?

…a couple of horses?

…an ATV?

…a small tractor?

Then this program is for you too

“…then this program is for you too!”

“Farm” Safety

…not just for farmers!

Agricultural hazards

Tractors and machinery


Grain handling

Confinement systems

Working environment

Road travel with equipment

Children (workplace is place of residence)


Safety is about being observant of the risks and taking actions to avoid them. This is how we save lives that can be lost in just a fraction of a second.

The 5 Leading Causes of Ag Related Hazards in Our Community Are: 1. ______________________ 2. ______________________ 3. ______________________ 4. ______________________ 5. ______________________

“You have seen their faces. They could be your brother, sister, grandchild, daughter or son. This has to stop. The grief, the pain, the feelings of loss do not have to happen. We have to gather together as a stronger voice, a network of support, and a movement forward from this point on in the interest of rural America and the future of agriculture.”--Marilyn Adams in a September 18, 2002 presentation at the White House.

5 hazards on our farm workplace and a corrective measure for each are
5 Hazards on Our Farm/Workplace and a Corrective Measure for Each are:

1. ___________________________________

2. ___________________________________

3. ___________________________________

4. ___________________________________

5. ___________________________________

Personal action plan imby safety audit

Identify the hazards

Identify corrective measures

Identify who is responsible for seeing that it gets done

Set a target date

*In My Back Yard

Resources Each are:

  • National Ag Safety Database (NASD): http://www.cdc.gov/nasd

  • Farm Safety 4 Just Kids: http://www.fs4jk.org

  • Florida Agricultural Safety: http://www.flagsafe.ufl.edu

Resources cont d
Resources (cont’d) Each are:

  • National Children’s Center for Rural & Agricultural Health & Safety: http://research.marshfieldclinic.org/children

  • North American Guidelines for Children’s Ag Tasks: http://www.nagcat.org

Remember safety is more than preventing injury and death…it is also about taking a positive, proactive approach to life.

Be aware be alert be alive
BE AWARE! death…it is also about taking a positive, proactive approach to life. BE ALERT! BE ALIVE!