National Farm Safety & Health Week Kicks Off Today

Join the Rural Health Initiative in celebrating National Farm Safety and Health Week: September 17th – 23rd, 2017. Yup, that means today (Sunday) is the official kick-off day, and we’re excited to share a full week of health and safety related blog posts and prize giveaways! Who doesn’t love getting a prize?!?!

To read the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) press release about the 2017 National Farm Safety and Health Week, click HERE:

Daily Blog Posts & Prizes

Each day this week, we’ll be giving away a portable Safety & Health Kit. Each kit will include practical and relevant items you can use on a daily basis to keep yourself safe and healthy. Kit items include a sun hat, pedometer, and oral health supplies, nicely organized within a durable, plastic utility tote—a perfect start to customizing a kit for your family or farm crew.

All you need to do is visit our Facebook page each day and participate in the daily activity by 8:00PM. Some days we’ll ask you to like or share a post, other days we may ask you to share your opinion or answer a question. Don’t worry, we’ll make it both easy and fun so you can fit it into your already hectic schedule. Winners will be announced at 9:00PM. Local winners (within 30 miles) can opt to pick up their prize at the Rural Health Initiative office (located inside ThedaCare) or have it delivered. Any winner outside of 30 miles for Shawano will be mailed their Safety & Health Kit.

Blog Post Topic Lineup

Daily activities will be related to daily themed blog posts, which focus on ways to keep your body safe and functioning at its optimal level. Afterall, when we feel good, life seems a little sweeter!

  • Monday: Back Pain: Pointers to Dodge Injury
  • Tuesday: Eye Care Basics
  • Wednesday: Hearing Protection
  • Thursday: Skin Protection
  • Friday: Respiratory Health & Protection
  • Saturday: Oral Health

Plus, look for the bonus blog post about sleep, including its importance and tips to getting more restorative shut-eye.