‘Working Together for Safety in Agriculture’
The Wilson County Farm Bureau joins Texas Farm Bureau, the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, and the National Safety Council in promoting accident prevention during Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21.
The theme for this year’s national event is “Working Together for Safety in Agriculture.” The focus is on the importance of protecting the lives and livelihood of farmers and ranchers.
Farm families and workers are exposed to hazards such as chemicals, pesticides, cold, dust, electricity, falls, grain bins, hand tools, highway traffic, lifting, livestock handling, machinery, equipment, manure pits, mud, noise, ponds, silos, slips, trips, sun, heat, toxic gases, tractors, and wells. By working closely with organizations and agencies concerned about agricultural and rural community safety and health, our nation will continue to be the recognized leader in the production of agricultural commodities.
The Wilson County Farm Bureau promotes public awareness of Farm/Ranch Safety and Health, and encourages everyone to work to reduce the level of preventable injuries, illnesses, and fatalities among farmers, ranchers, their families, and employees.