The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) is a coalition of organizations that work together to help keep children safe on the farm. These organizations represent the agricultural community, child injury prevention, minority-serving associations and related industry organizations.
Prevent Fires this Christmas: The Gift of Safety.
Inspect your home and farm for fire hazards:
• Ensure wiring in home, barn and other structures is in good condition.
• Don’t use Christmas lights, extension cords or items with frayed or taped cords.
• Turn off Christmas tree lights when asleep or no one is home.
• Keep candles, matches and other fire starters out of reach of children.
• Don’t leave candles burning when no one is around.
Does your child know what to do in the event of a fire? Practice these fire safety rules monthly:
• If your clothing is on fire, STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
• Know the quickest exit from all areas of your home.
• Since smoke rises, crawl low, “below the smoke”.
• After exiting a burning building, go to a pre determined meeting place.
• Never re-enter a burning building!
For more information, see the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day website at www.progressiveag.org or call 888-257-3529.
Keep Kids Off Tractors
It is never okay for a child younger than 12 years to be on a tractor. The earliest a child should be on a tractor is when he or she is old enough to take and pass tractor safety educational classes and a child should never be an extra rider.