Covering topics on Ag Safety and Safety Promotion
Suffocation from engulfment is a leading cause of death in grain bins. During the Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention event, employers and workers are encouraged to emphasize worker protection and ways to reduce injuries and prevent fatalities from engulfment.
Parents want to protect their children and keep them safe, but for parents involved with agriculture this can present challenges. Each farm and ranch is unique, and so is each child. Addressing hazards to children in the agricultural environment requires an individual approach.
The 2018 Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Week will be celebrated March 4-10. The theme for the week will be “No One Can Take Your Place” and will highlight a different safety focus each day of the week.
Youth doing work that doesn’t match their developmental level and abilities increases the risk of injury. Children, teens, and adults working on farms face hazards not encountered in other jobs. Use these guidelines to help determine if a youth is ready to perform a job and learn more about hazards and keeping working youth safe.
In an effort to reduce accidents by developing "safety-minded" youth, Kansas Farm Bureau has sponsored a Safety Poster Program since 1950.
There have been 10 fatal agriculture related incidents reported in Kansas this year.
Farm Safety...A Legacy to be Proud
Your KFB safety manager has been busy the first half of 2016.
KFB’s safety manager recently attended KU’s Kansas Fire and Rescue training event: Grain Engulfment Rescue where she received training alongside firefighters from Fort Riley and Junction City.
2016 Farm Incidents: Not-Fatal Incidents = 1; Fatal Incidents = 8