Prepare for the Unthinkable (PSA Radio Script)

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It's almost unthinkable: You're grinding feed, slip on mud that hasn't yet frozen and fall into the unguarded power take-off. No one's home, except your 8-year-old daughter, who finally hears your calls.

Does she know what to do? Can she dial "9-1-1" and give clear directions to your farm? Does she even know how to turn off the tractor engine?

Sometimes the unthinkable does happen. And you and your family need to know what to do. Spend a few evenings this winter talking about emergency plans. Enroll in a first aid class. Share ideas and would-be scenarios.

Call your local Iowa State University Extension office, or ask for a copy of a new Safe Farm publication about emergency response for farm accidents.

This message brought to you by SAFE FARM, ISU Extension's program making Iowa farms a safer place to work and live.

This radio public service announcement script was distributed by Iowa State University Extension as part of the Safe Farm Program. Safe Farm promotes health and safety in agriculture. It is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Iowa State University, and a network of groups that serve Iowa farm workers and their families. Distribution date: December 1993.

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