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  • Pharm to Farm: Partnerships to Make Clinical Pharmacy Services Accessible to Missouri Farmers

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    This session will discuss the partnerships and collaborations to deliver clinical pharmacy services to farmers and ranchers, as well as describe how health professions students are trained to become partners in agricultural health and safety.

    This session will discuss the partnerships and collaborations to deliver clinical pharmacy services to farmers and ranchers, as well as describe how health professions students are trained to become partners in agricultural health and safety.
    Objectives: 
    - Recognize the benefits of the delivery of clinical pharmacy services in rural communities 
    - Identify opportunities for collaboration with health professions schools to provide outreach services to AgrAbility clients 
    - Describe how student pharmacists can be equipped with skills to fill healthcare gaps in rural areas and serve as partners in agricultural health and safety

    Kelly Cochran, PharmD, BCPS

    Kelly Cochran is a clinical associate professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy at MU and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. In 2010 she developed the first ambulatory care clinical pharmacy services at the University of Missouri General Internal Medicine Clinics in Columbia, where she serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist and precepts pharmacy students and residents. Pursuing her interest in rural health, she developed Pharm to Farm, a mobile practice and teaching service which provides on-site farmstead medication assessments to farmers/ranchers throughout Missouri and has partnerships with Missouri Extension and Missouri AgrAbility Project. She has completed a certificate in Agricultural Health and Safety-The Core Course and is an AgriSafe member. Her current research includes evaluation of medication-related agricultural injury among Missouri farmers. She grew up on a farm in Indiana and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and an Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and Medical Center.

  • Prevention of Grain Dust Explosions

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    This Grain Safety program is intended for workers and managers in the grain industry including grain elevators, farm operators and workers, grain haulers, and agriculture business owners. The major focus of the program is on safety in confined space work areas including entry, respiratory protection, and prevention of Grain Dust explosions.

    This Grain Safety program is intended for workers and managers in the grain industry including grain elevators, farm operators and workers, grain haulers, and agriculture business owners. The major focus of the program is on safety in confined space work areas including entry, respiratory protection, and prevention of Grain Dust explosions.
    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will:
    1. Describe several recent dust explosions and the dust deflagration process
    2. Identify the basic considerations used in a facility hazard analysis for dust 
    3. Describe the prevention and mitigation techniques used in control of the combustible dust hazard 
    4. Describe Minimum Explosive Concentration (MEC) 
    5. Identify combustible particulate solids
    6. Identify training needed for employees
    7. Identify housekeeping techniques to prevent an grain dust explosion
    8. Understand employees’ rights and responsibilities
    9. Describe the OSHA Agricultural exemption

    Dan Neenan, MBA, Paramedic

    NECAS Manager

    Dan joined NECAS staff in August 2002 as Director. Dan is a Paramedic Specialist, Firefighter II and EMS Instructor. He is a member of the Iowa Propane Board; Vice Chair of the Dubuque County Emergency Management Commission; and Treasurer, Dubuque County EMS. In his work at NECAS, Dan has developed several OSHA approved training programs as well as agricultural rescue programs. Safety programs include viticulture safety, enology safety, confined space-grain bin entry, prevention of grain storage fire and explosions, chemical safety, and confined space- manure pit safety. Rescue programs at NECAS include tractor rollover, combine auger rescue, grain bin rescue, and manure pit rescue. 

  • Respiratory Protection Program Adapted to Grain Handling Operations

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    The OSHA respiratory standard requires a written respiratory protection program for situations in which permissible exposure levels (PELs) of airborne contaminants could be exceeded or when the employer requires use of respirators by workers. This training will assist agriculture-based employers who require respirator use to comply with the OSHA respiratory protection program standard. Training includes written worksite specific procedures, program evaluation, selection of an appropriate respirator approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), training, fit testing, inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and storage, medical evaluation, work area surveillance and air quality standards. This material was produced under a grant (SH-31230-SH7) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government

    The OSHA respiratory standard requires a written respiratory protection program for situations in which permissible exposure levels (PELs) of airborne contaminants could be exceeded or when the employer requires use of respirators by workers. This training will assist agriculture-based employers who require respirator use to comply with the OSHA respiratory protection program standard. Training includes written worksite specific procedures, program evaluation, selection of an appropriate respirator approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), training, fit testing, inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and storage, medical evaluation, work area surveillance and air quality standards.
    At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: 
    1. Recognize the diverse respiratory hazards unique to agricultural and the justification for a comprehensive respiratory program. 
    2. Identify the OSHA respirator standards that apply to an agricultural setting. 
    3. Understand key components of an effective respiratory protection program. 
    4. Learn how to access resources, templates, medical evaluations, and further trainings to effectively implement a respiratory program.

    This material was produced under a grant (SH-31230-SH7) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government

    Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S

    Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network

    Charlotte serves as the Clinical Director for AgriSafe. Prior to this role, she worked for several years in hospital acute care settings and community education.  During those years, Charlotte developed and managed a Rural Outreach Health service and a Parish Health Ministry department serving nine counties in northeast Iowa.  

    She is a "charter graduate" of the University of IA agricultural occupational medicine course, is certified in occupational hearing conservation and completed the NIOSH Spirometry training.

  • Confined Space - Grain Bin Entry

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    The Confined Space Grain Safety program is intended for workers and managers in agriculture. This includes Coop's, farm operators, employees, and agriculture business owners. The major focus of the program is on safety in confined space work areas.

    The Confined Space Grain Safety program is intended for workers and managers in agriculture. This includes Coop's, farm operators, employees, and agriculture business owners. The major focus of the program is on safety in confined space work areas.
    At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Be able to identify hazards associated with confined space work. 
    2. Understand the process for confined space entry and lock out/ tag out procedures. 
    3. Understand monitoring the air quality in a Confined Space. 
    4. Understand the harnesses that need to be worn during an entry 
    5. Understand the job responsibilities of a confined space attendant 
    6. Know where to look for OSHA references and resources related to confined space entry in the grain industry. 

    Dan Neenan, MBA, Paramedic

    NECAS Manager

    Dan joined NECAS staff in August 2002 as Director. Dan is a Paramedic Specialist, Firefighter II and EMS Instructor. He is a member of the Iowa Propane Board; Vice Chair of the Dubuque County Emergency Management Commission; and Treasurer, Dubuque County EMS. In his work at NECAS, Dan has developed several OSHA approved training programs as well as agricultural rescue programs. Safety programs include viticulture safety, enology safety, confined space-grain bin entry, prevention of grain storage fire and explosions, chemical safety, and confined space- manure pit safety. Rescue programs at NECAS include tractor rollover, combine auger rescue, grain bin rescue, and manure pit rescue.