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National Farm and Safety Week: Saving With Safety

Farming is one of the most dangerous industries out there. In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported over 500 fatalities per 100,000 workers in the agriculture sector. National Farm and Safety Week, led by the National Education Center for Agriculture Safety (NECAS), is designed to bring awareness and resources to make an impact and help make the industry a little safer.

Each day of National Farm and Safety Week is dedicated to a specific concern in agriculture. This year those topics of focus are as follows:
  • 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

The National Education Center for Agriculture Safety is hosting 2 free webinars daily related to the daily topic of focus. You can register by clicking here.

In support of National Farm and Safety Week, DFA Insurance and DFA Farm Supplies have teamed up to focused on total farm safety and how we can help our DFA members save with safety.

DFA Farm Supplies helps members save with safety by providing a large selection of products to protect people and property from potential damages, catering to many facets of safety on a farm. Through several sources, DFA Farm Supplies offers options for items that cater to safety ranging from personal protective equipment, also known as PPE, to electrical generators. These products can simplify procedures on a farm and augment employees’ safety.

DFA Insurance helps members save with safety by providing resources such as our Safe Farm Program. Our Safe Farm Program is an interactive, on the farm training. Using technology such as iPads, our safety specialist, Joe Buschor works with the farm and it’s staff to cover OSHA compliance, best practices guidelines and documentation, and on the farm safety. The training is available in both English and Spanish, takes approximately one hour per session, and a maximum of 20 employees can be trained at once. For more information on the Safe Farm Program, please contact Joe Buschor at jbuschor@dfamilk.com or 315-214-9575. You can also find out more about how DFA Insurance can help by visiting https://dfa-insurance.com/.