The third week of September is National Farm Safety & Health Week. It’s timed for this week because it’s about the same time that farmers take to the fields working tirelessly to get their crops in for the year. It’s also the season when many farm accidents happen. Sometimes they occur in the grain bin, on the highway or in the field.
Visit these links below to watch FREE webinars from The National Education Center for Agriculture Safety.
Monday, September 20th - Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety
2 p.m. CDT - Rural Road Safety: A Shared Responsibility
Tuesday, September 21st - Overall Farmer Health
Noon CDT - A Look at Stress and Mental Health During COVID-19 and the Impacts on Farmers and Other Sectors– Continuing Education in multiple disciplines available!
2 p.m. CDT - Food in the Field
Wednesday, September 22nd - Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture
Thursday, September 23rd - Agriculture Fertilizer & Chemical Safety
Noon CDT - Anhydrous Ammonia Safety for Farmworkers
Nishnabotna Valley REC takes safety very seriously. Please use these valuable links below to help keep you and your family safe around electricity.
811 "Call Before You Dig"
Whether you're trenching in a field, planting a tree or digging a foundation, Iowa law requires everyone to locate underground...
Grain Bin Clearances
Planning a new grain bin? Communicate early with Nishnabotna Valley REC. Go here to find specifications for electrical line clearance...
According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the nation.
Electrical Safety in Your Home
Electricity is part of our lives. We use it from the moment we wake up and throughout the day. As...
Standby Generator Safety
A generator can be very useful during a power outage, but remember to always follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure...