Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 20 is Farm Safety Day or Punch Day

The "punch" in National Punch Day refers to a beverage served in a punch bowl, not to fisticuffs or pugilism.

Such beverages are often spiked with stimulating spirits -- so quaffing a few cups of that sort of punch would not be recommended before operating farm equipment.


That was your official Blog of Days tip for National Farm Safety Day.

Our crack research staff has found evidence that this is also National Farm Safety Week. Having both a day and week for farm safety turns out to be very appropriate since ranching and farming turn out to be number 4 on the list of the 10 most hazardous occupations.*

In other news, Usual Suspect actually makes no recommendation for today. That hardly ever happens.

* Maybe we're being smug; we'd like to think we're cross-promoting. But the June 4, 2012 Yahoo! Finance article linked above doesn't seem to cite any statistics newer than those cited in this February 25, 2011 post on Second Effort. Apparently the most recent BLS statistics available date from 2010.

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