National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2010, 58281-58282 [2010-24096]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 184 / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / Presidential Documents 58281 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8565 of September 17, 2010 National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every day, the lives of Americans are touched by the hard work and dedication of our Nation’s farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers. The food they produce through their tireless efforts fuels our Nation, nourishes our bodies, and sustains millions at home and around the globe. As we celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week, we recognize the tremendous contributions of these individuals and rededicate ourselves to ensuring their safety and health at all times. Our farmers, ranchers, farmworkers, horticultural workers, and their families and communities are among the most productive in the world. Our agriculture industry employs only a tiny percentage of the United States workforce, yet its yield is worth billions of dollars a year and supports the growth and development of the American economy. Agricultural producers are stewards of our natural resources and precious open spaces, and they are playing a key role in developing renewable energy and moving America towards energy independence. To safely continue this important work, those in the agriculture sector must take special precautions in their daily tasks. Despite the great advancements in modern agriculture, farming remains a labor-intensive and sometimes dangerous occupation. America’s agricultural producers work in harsh weather conditions, handle dangerous chemicals and materials, and operate large machinery and equipment. I encourage these individuals and their families to conduct regular training on respiratory protection; proper handling and usage of pesticides and other hazardous materials; the inspection, maintenance, and safe operation of machinery and other equipment; and emergency response and rescue procedures. Additionally, farms and ranches with children or novice farmers should receive proactive health and safety instruction to prevent injury or illness. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD1 By working together to ensure the highest standards of health and safety for our agricultural producers, we will build upon this vital industry and its contributions to make our Nation stronger, more secure, and more prosperous in the years to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 19 through September 25, 2010, as National Farm Safety and Health Week. I call upon the agencies, organizations, businesses, and extension services that serve America’s agricultural workers to strengthen their commitment to promoting farm safety and health programs. I also urge Americans to honor our agricultural heritage and express appreciation to our farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers for their remarkable contributions to our Nation. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:44 Sep 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23SED1.SGM 23SED1 58282 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 184 / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyfifth. [FR Doc. 2010–24096 Filed 9–22–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:44 Sep 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23SED1.SGM 23SED1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD1 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 184 (Thursday, September 23, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 58281-58282]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24096]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 184 / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8565 of September 17, 2010

                
National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every day, the lives of Americans are touched by the 
                hard work and dedication of our Nation's farmers, 
                ranchers, and farmworkers. The food they produce 
                through their tireless efforts fuels our Nation, 
                nourishes our bodies, and sustains millions at home and 
                around the globe. As we celebrate National Farm Safety 
                and Health Week, we recognize the tremendous 
                contributions of these individuals and rededicate 
                ourselves to ensuring their safety and health at all 
                times.

                Our farmers, ranchers, farmworkers, horticultural 
                workers, and their families and communities are among 
                the most productive in the world. Our agriculture 
                industry employs only a tiny percentage of the United 
                States workforce, yet its yield is worth billions of 
                dollars a year and supports the growth and development 
                of the American economy. Agricultural producers are 
                stewards of our natural resources and precious open 
                spaces, and they are playing a key role in developing 
                renewable energy and moving America towards energy 
                independence.

                To safely continue this important work, those in the 
                agriculture sector must take special precautions in 
                their daily tasks. Despite the great advancements in 
                modern agriculture, farming remains a labor-intensive 
                and sometimes dangerous occupation. America's 
                agricultural producers work in harsh weather 
                conditions, handle dangerous chemicals and materials, 
                and operate large machinery and equipment. I encourage 
                these individuals and their families to conduct regular 
                training on respiratory protection; proper handling and 
                usage of pesticides and other hazardous materials; the 
                inspection, maintenance, and safe operation of 
                machinery and other equipment; and emergency response 
                and rescue procedures. Additionally, farms and ranches 
                with children or novice farmers should receive 
                proactive health and safety instruction to prevent 
                injury or illness.

                By working together to ensure the highest standards of 
                health and safety for our agricultural producers, we 
                will build upon this vital industry and its 
                contributions to make our Nation stronger, more secure, 
                and more prosperous in the years to come.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 19 through 
                September 25, 2010, as National Farm Safety and Health 
                Week. I call upon the agencies, organizations, 
                businesses, and extension services that serve America's 
                agricultural workers to strengthen their commitment to 
                promoting farm safety and health programs. I also urge 
                Americans to honor our agricultural heritage and 
                express appreciation to our farmers, ranchers, and 
                farmworkers for their remarkable contributions to our 
                Nation.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-24096
Filed 9-22-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P