Family Farm Safety Day 7.20.13
Lancaster General Health | 07.16.13
LANCASTER, PA- Safe Kids Lancaster County will host a free Farm and Family Safety Day on Saturday, July 20th. The Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood will host the event that runs from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The purpose of the Safety Days is to teach practical safety measures that families can apply on the farm and at home.
The interactive day puts attendees into groups that rotate through educational stations focusing on topics like hidden farm hazards, power equipment and chemical safety, wheeled safety, dangers associated with large animals and other safety topics.
Additionally, Worker Protection Training, a course aimed to reduce the risk of pesticide poisonings and injuring among agricultural workers, is being offered for children and adults seeking certification.
In this recent article covering the July 13th Farm and Family Safety Day, State Rep. Mindy Fee kicked-off the day of safety demonstrations by describing the event as one of the area's "little gems." Fee explained:
"This is important because it helps you kids understand why parents put certain limitations in place. The things you learn here will last a lifetime."
And, Leslie Tahsler, a wellness educator at Lancaster General Health, said in the article, "This event is one of Lancaster County's better kept secrets. It's a great way to get whole families — and not just farming families — involved in the safety discussion." Scroll down to look at photos from the July 13th event.
The event is free and includes a morning snack, lunch, and safety related materials.
For more information or to register, call 1-888-LGH-INFO (544-4636) or visit www.LGHealth.org/Classes.
The Safe Kids Lancaster County Coalition is dedicated to preventing accidental childhood injury and death for children under age 14 through education, collaboration and advocacy. The coalition is made up of volunteers and representatives from community organizations, and Lancaster General Health is the lead agency for Safe Kids Lancaster County.
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