Mosaic Supports Safety in Agriculture
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Mosaic Supports Safety in Agriculture

 
September 24, 2013   |   ShareThis

During National Farm Safety Week September 15-21, our agriculture industry recognizes the farmers, retailers and employees—throughout production processes—that safely supply food to communities around the world.

Mosaic works to share its relentless pursuit of an injury-free workplace with customers and peers—from our phosphate and potash mines, to retailer market distribution and crop nutrient field application. As our industry works to increase food security, Mosaic encourages the use of agricultural safety best practices across all aspects of food production.

At Mosaic, our commitment to safety extends beyond our facilities and into our communities. This month, we’re highlighting two programs that help our agriculture peers and neighbors maintain health and safety at work.

Mosaic invests in agricultural safety education

Mosaic supports the Progressive Agriculture Foundation through a renewed grant for the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program. Conducted in local communities from March through November, Safety Day events provide crucial farm safety and health education for more than 107,000 rural youth and their families throughout North America.

The Progressive Safety Day program is based on a “train-the-trainer” model where one representative from each selected community attends an in-depth, two-day training seminar and brings that program and knowledge back to his/her community through farm safety day events. The program also provides the resources that local communities need to conduct one-day safety programs that are age-appropriate, hands-on, fun, and safe for children.

For more information on a local safety day near you visit http://www.progressiveag.org/SafetyDays.cgi.

North American Agricultural Safety Summit helps improve well-being of workers and families in agriculture

On Wednesday, September 25, Mosaic Vice President of Public Affairs, Mark Kaplan, welcomes keynote speaker Dr. Ann Bartuska, USDA Deputy Under Secretary, to the 2013 North American Agricultural Safety Summit in Minneapolis.

During the three-day educational conference hosted by the Agricultural Safety & Health Council of America, Dr. Bartuska and more than 50 industry leaders and experts will share their experiences, teach safety best practices and provide hands-on training to approximately 300 agriculture professionals.

Register or learn about the event at http://www.ashca.com/dotnetnuke/?tabid=136.