National Farm Safety and Health week is September 16-22, 2012. This year's theme is 'Agricultural Safety and Health--A Family Affair'.
While farming has changed significantly since National Farm Safety and Health week was first promoted in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, one thing has remained constant, for many communities farming remains a family tradition. In many farming families this is a multigenerational effort which includes children, adults and even senior citizens working hard to cultivate the food that provides nourishment to our nation and the world. This unique working dynamic provides farmers, policy makers and safety officials with the great challenge of promoting practices which ensure the safety of all individuals involved in the farming industry.
This week UMASH joins President Obama in recognizing these hard working families and we continue to look for ways in which we can promote safe and healthy working environments on all farms. Please link to the 2012 Presidential Proclamation at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/14/presidential-proclamation-national-farm-safety-and-health-week-2012?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl