2018 Agricultural Safety Awareness Week

Do you know? Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries.

Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP). As part of ASAP, March 4 -10, 2018 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week, with its theme “No One Can Take Your Place.”

One way to ensure safety in agriculture is by adhering to EPA’s Worker Protection Standard (WPS). This requires annual training, offers occupational protection to millions of agricultural workers (whether they apply pesticides or not). This is a federal law and must be complied with in any type of agricultural operation and covers two types of employees:

  • Pesticide handlers: those who mix, load, or apply agricultural pesticides; clean or repair pesticide application equipment; or assist with the application of pesticides.
  • Agricultural workers: those who perform tasks related to growing and harvesting plants on farms or in greenhouses, nurseries, or forests.

Click on the links below for our upcoming WPS trainings:

For free webinars on Ag safety, please go to the following website: Agrisafe Webinars

AgriSafe is sharing OnDemand webinars with daily themes during Ag Safety Awareness Week. These OnDemand Webinars are free and open to the public through March 10, 2018. AgriSafe gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) during Ag Safety Awareness Week.


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Posted: March 5, 2018

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock
Tags: Agriculture, Awareness, Education, Handlers, Safety, Training, UF/IFAS Extension, Worker, WPS

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