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Protecting Agriculture's Future: National Farm Safety & Health Week 2022

September 1, 2022

September traditionally brings the start of harvest season across most of Indiana.  Judging from the rapidly maturing corn and soybean fields here in central Indiana, combines will soon be rolling.  Every year, National Farm Safety and Health Week is observed the third week of September as harvest moves into full swing. This year, Farm Safety and Health Week will be observed September 18-24, and INPREPared will be featuring articles and resources throughout the month.

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State Officials Urge Precautions Against Mosquitoes Due to Detection of Rare Virus

October 6, 2022

Source: Indiana State board of Animal Health (6 October 2022) State public health and animal health officials are urging northern Indiana residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites and to monitor their horses for illness in response to the detection of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus activity in multiple northern Indiana counties. “EEE (‘triple E’)…

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Indiana farm fatality summary shows positive trends, stresses worker safety

September 26, 2022

Story by Ashvini Malshe, Purdue Agricultural Communications Purdue University’s Agricultural Health and Safety Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week. The annual observance has taken place during the third week of September since 1944. The program reported 20 work-related on-farm deaths in the state of Indiana…

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Indiana Farm Fatality Report Released for National Farm Safety & Health Week

September 15, 2022

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 18-24, 2022 is being recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event.  The…

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September is National Preparedness Month!

September 1, 2022

Source: Ready.gov National Preparedness Month  is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.  This year’s national theme is “A Lasting Legacy”. In 2021, FEMA’s Ready Campaign and the Ad Council broke ground by producing the first-ever national preparedness campaign specifically…

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