National Farm Safety and Health Week 2019

  • Ergonomic Safety for Farm Women

    Contains 5 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/16/2019 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

    It is no secret - women are playing an increased role in production agriculture. They account for about one-third of the management, ownership and work on farms, ranches and in crop production. A major challenge continues to be access to protective equipment that meets the ergonomic needs of women. This program is intended to help women in rural/agricultural communities identify ergonomic issues leading to musculoskeletal injuries in farm and ranch work and discover resources to aid in injury prevention.

  • A Research Update from the Agricultural Health Study: Recent Findings, Current Work, and Future Plans

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/17/2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

    It has been over 25 years since participants first enrolled in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) cohort; in 1993-97, a total of 89,655 individuals joined the study, including 52,394 private pesticide applicators (mostly farmers) and 32,345 of their spouses from North Carolina and Iowa, and 4,916 commercial applicators from Iowa. The cohort has been followed through 3 surveys (1999-2003, 2005-2010, and 2012-2015) and regular linkages to databases to assess both cancer and non-cancer health outcomes, such as respiratory, autoimmune, endocrine, and neurological diseases. Participants provided detailed data on pesticide use and other agricultural exposures at enrollment and in the first two follow-up surveys, and numerous research papers have investigated potential disease associations. Many participants have also contributed to special studies, including recent projects on Lung Health, Biomarkers of Exposure and Effect, and Memory and Aging. This presentation will highlight a selection of recent findings from the AHS (i.e., in the past 5 years), including a focus on non-cancer outcomes as well as recent cancer and mortality findings, and will describe current and future research priorities.

  • Exploring the Invest in Your Health Trainer Exchange

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/18/2019 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

    AgriSafe is committed to training safety and health professionals who wish to teach Invest in Your Health trainings in their classroom. Under our open share platform, once certified, you are free to use the training materials. This webinar discusses what the IYH program is and why this training is so valuable for health professionals.

  • Hazard Communications Standards

    Contains 5 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/19/2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

    This Hazard Communication Standard training program is intended for female workers and managers in the agricultural industry. This includes dairy farms and small farms that hire at-risk populations. The major focus of the program is on the identification of and the safe usage of chemicals and pesticides, along with respiratory protection.

  • Reducing the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Perinatal Illness for Female Ag. Producers

    Contains 5 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/20/2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Pregnancy and fertility are often not considered when women assume farm tasks. Pesticide and other chemical exposures, zoonotic diseases and heavy lifting particularly during childbearing years, present challenges.