The new Agri-Aware Farm Safety Calendar for 2013 has been launched.
The event took place at Dublin Zoo last week with Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Shane McEntee, TD on hand to carry out the official duties.
“It is a fact that there are more fatal accidents and instances of serious injury in agriculture and on farms than in all other industries combined,” the Minister confirmed. “There is a unique nature attached to farming when compared to other occupations, and because the whole family lives on the farm, it means that everyone is involved to some extent in the farming enterprise.”
The Minister went on to say that the work of Agri-Aware with regard to the calendar and in conjunction with FBD Insurance, the IFA and ESB Networks, “was very admirable” and he also pointed to the success of a recently held primary school painting competition - to which the winning entries now featured in the calendar - were attributed to.
“We must all keep working together to drive the safety message home.”