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Farm Safety Education

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures people can take to prevent illnesses, injuries and deaths among farmers and ranchers, agricultural and horticultural workers, their families and their employees. Topics may include operating and maintaining farm equipment; accident proofing barns, stables, grain storage structures and other buildings; eye, hearing and respiratory protection; sun and heat exposure; storage and use of pesticides, anhydrous ammonia (an important source of nitrogen fertilizer for crops) and other chemicals; livestock handling; rescue procedures (e.g., grain entrapment, manure pit rescues); personal protective equipment; child safety on the farm; and other similar issues.

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