Farm Accident Response Training: Are you Prepared?
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When (Date/Time)May 6, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Farming can be a very dangerous occupation and many accidents happen each year. Farming is an occupation that exposes workers to many hazards. Unfortunately we have all known of a farm accident occurring, but often think it won’t happen to you. This is not the case, many of the activities that we do on a normal basis are very dangerous and an accident can happen in a split second. Do you and your family know what to do in the case of an emergency? How will you handle the situation if it is your loved one? Do you take time to educate your farm employees, children and friends about the dangers that are on the farm? The key to survival is not getting caught by these hazards.
Penn State Extension and Blair County Farm Bureau are teaming up to provide a program to help you be more prepared for farm accidents. This program will lead participants through various scenarios that will force them to think about typical injury incidents and make proper decisions and reactions to them. Stephen Brown with the Penn State Agriculture Safety Team will be teaching us how to avoid accidents and if they do occur what to do in response. He will have two simulators on hand to help with his demonstrations. Local EMT’s will also be on hand to teach basic first aid using resources that are often found on the farm. Attending this event could save a life.
This event is free for all with lunch provided. A special thank you to the many sponsors that have made this possible. Registration is required to attend the event. For more information about the event or to register by phone please contact Amber Yutzy 814-643-1660 or Amanda Biddle 814-381-6106. If you are interested in providing sponsorship for this event please contact Amanda.