FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) urges everyone involved in agriculture to recognize National Farm Safety and Health Week, taking place in the United States September 18-24, 2022. This week serves as a great opportunity to reflect and revisit the importance of safety and health on farms and ranches, as well as adopt new, innovative practices to promote the awareness of safer solutions year-round.
During National Farm Safety and Health Week, we are reminded that it is in everyone’s best interest to prioritize the health and safety of those who work so hard to provide our abundant supply of food, fiber, and fuel.
“As we head into harvest season, National Farm Safety and Health Week is the perfect reminder that we all need to keep our safety, as well as our physical and mental health, at the forefront of all we do. Safety is a full- time, 365 day a year job.” says Amy Rademaker, ISASH President. “This year’s theme, which focuses on protecting the future of agriculture should prompt all of us that while those working in agriculture wear many hats such as agronomist, marketer, herdsman, engineer and more, our most important role is parent, grandparent, husband, wife, sibling and loved one, who is being counted on returning safely each night.”
Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. This recognition has been an annual promotion first 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. This year, National Farm Safety and Health Week will again dedicate each weekday to relevant and emerging topics facing agriculture.
For 2022, the overall theme is Protecting Agriculture’s Future, and the daily topics include:
- Monday, September 19, 2022 – Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
- Tuesday, September 20, 2022 – Overall Farmer Health
- Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
- Thursday, September 22, 2022 – Confined Spaces
- Friday, September 23, 2022 – Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture
ISASH extends a special thank you to the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety for its continued support and advocacy of farm safety and health practices and the U.S. Ag Centers for gathering a variety of resources for a promotional toolkit. For more information on National Farm Safety and Health Week and safety resources, please visit the website of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety at www.necasag.org
ISASH is a world leader in the development of agricultural safety and health professionals. With a mission of protecting people in agriculture, its membership brings together agricultural leaders throughout the world including engineers, educators, insurers, physicians, nurses, veterinarians, statisticians, communicators, business leaders and others with extensive farm backgrounds. ISASH provides opportunities for sharing research and intervention programs, improving professional skills and knowledge, networking, and other supportive activities.
ISASH members will be sharing a variety of resources from our members and supporters during National
Farm Safety and Health Week. Learn more about the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health by visiting www.isash.org, and like/follow us on social media on Facebook or Twitter @real_isash.