On-Demand Webinars

  • Rooted in Facts: COVID-19 Vaccines (August 25, 2021)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The coronavirus pandemic has challenged our way of thinking, living and interacting. Get the information you need to make decisions for yourself and your family. This is a discussion addressing common questions about COVID-19 vaccines. Watch the recording of this neighbor-to-neighbor virtual discussion to sort through information concerning the COVID-19 vaccines. This presentation took place on August 25th at noon Central with invited speaker Fred Gerr, MD.

  • Protecting Your Ag Employees from Infectious Disease Including New COVID-19 Delta Variant

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and associated coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has profoundly affected humans on a global scale in a noticeably short time. Individuals working in agriculture are essential workers and are naturally at increased risk of negative health and economic consequences from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will highlight protective measures ag employers can take to reduce transmission of infectious diseases including the new COVID-19 Delta variant. Interim guidance from the CDC and U.S. Department of Labor, “Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan” will be reviewed throughout the presentation. This presentation will also promote the use of mitigation strategies including COVID-19 vaccines, current evidence-based resources addressing vaccine confidence, and workplace infection control.

  • Tools & Training to Aid in Selection of PPE in Agriculture (July 29, 2021)

    Contains 10 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/29/2021

    Respiratory protection strategies for women working in agriculture can be a challenge. Purchasing respiratory protective equipment and achieving proper fit is often difficult. This one hour webinar program will address dangerous exposures in agricultural work and the importance of respiratory protective equipment for women. It will include training tips and evidence-based resources for use in clinical practice and worker education

  • Prevention of Covid-19 Among the Agricultural Industry – Contact Tracing

    Contains 5 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/28/2021

    The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and associated coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has profoundly affected humans on a global scale in a noticeably short time. Individuals working in agriculture who, as “essential workers", are exempt from stay-home mandates, and are naturally at increased risk of negative health, economic, social, and familial consequences from the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Language and cultural differences, rural geographies, socioeconomic pressures, and immigration status are among the barriers that impede agricultural workers access to critical education and prevention technologies emerging to combat COVID-19. Additionally, the unusual persistence and multimodal transmission cycle of SARS-CoV-2 emerging from ongoing scientific study may require customization of otherwise standard prevention messaging to agricultural workers to further prevent infection and disease exacerbation.

  • Respiratory Protection Program Overview in COVID-19 and Beyond (June 30, 2021)- Presentation Slides

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This is the presentation slides for the webinar Respiratory Protection Program Overview in COVID-19 and Beyond (June 30, 2021), the recording of this webinar is not available.

  • Using Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose in the Agricultural Workplace: Information for Employers and Workers (Continuing Education: Multiple Disciplines)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In 2018, the U.S. Surgeon General called for increased awareness and availability of naloxone, the opioid antagonist, to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Despite the rise in the dispensing of naloxone, there is a significant gap in our response across all sectors of society. In the rural parts of our country, where emergency response times can be dangerously long, developing a workplace naloxone availability and use program could ultimately save lives. This webinar will share information from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to help employers and workers understand the risk of opioid overdose and the role of naloxone.

  • Invest in Your Health: Cultivating a Healthy Mind (May 26, 2021)

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    Stigma exists across all age groups for those struggling with mental health. Navigation of the teen years in everyday situations can create angst and uncomfortable feelings that are difficult to express. Adding mental illness and mental crisis to a teen or young adult’s typical growth and development makes struggling with emotions, relationships, academic success, and safety more challenging. According to the CDC, rates of depression and anxiety climb significantly during the ages of 12-17. Suicide is the second leading cause of death of youths in the United States. This module opens an introductory discussion of mental health among teens and young adults with guidance from an adult educator. Focus is placed on decreasing stigma, improving mental health literacy, and positive coping skills for teens and young adults. The module showcases a high school agricultural student’s understanding of the agricultural mental health crisis, helping to frame mental health distress to academic and future career success.

  • What to Expect While Expecting- For Female Producers & Farmworkers in Ag (May 6, 2021)

    Contains 5 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/06/2021

    Summary: 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. Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: - Identify unique exposures/risks associated with farm tasks. - Identify at least four reproductive health and safety issues for women. - Locate three current evidenced based resources in the field of agricultural health - Develop Hazard Map of work exposures. - Select appropriate PPE for farm tasks to reduce or eliminate exposures and or risks. Intended Audience: Producers- This training is intended primarily for agricultural producers including but not limited to farmers, ranchers, and any person or persons involved in some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other livestock.

  • Aging and Parkinson's Disease in Agriculture- Continuing Education Available for Multiple Disciplines (April 13, 2021)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Parkinson's disease impacts over one million people living in the United States. People living in rural areas may not have access to specialists and getting diagnosis may be difficult. Rural health care providers and agricultural professionals need to develop an awareness of this neurodegenerative disorder and understand the effects on agricultural work. Participants will learn about rural specific resources, safety screening for aspects of agricultural work, tips to maximize farmer functioning, and communication strategies with farm families.

  • Practical Solutions for Heat-Related Illness Prevention for Agriculture (April 7, 2021)

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Agricultural workers are at high risk of heat-related illness and recent field studies point to specific risk factors and solutions. This webinar is intended to prepare agricultural safety and health professionals for the upcoming summer season. We will share practical and evidence-based solutions for the prevention of heat-related illness in the agricultural work environment.