Stay healthy, stay safe and be prepared in a farming emergency
“Agribusiness is one of the leading industries in Pennsylvania, and unfortunately, farm-related injuries often occur. Every year, we treat children and adults injured while playing and working on farms,” said Amy Swarthout, Trauma Program Manager at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital. “We hope to help prevent injuries and save lives by offering education on farm safety, emergency preparedness and how to stop life-threatening bleeding.”
The event will feature exhibits including Stop the Bleed, firearms safety, hunter safety, power take-off safety, tractor stability, pediatric farm safety, school bus safety, ATV safety and more.
In addition to Geisinger, Penn State Extension, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Nittany Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Goodwill Hose Company and EMS and PA Trails Foundation will all be there.
Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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