Accessing and Using Free Resources for Teaching Fall and Electrical Safety
Farms and ranches are great places to live, work and play, and there are numerous benefits to growing up on them. However, agricultural worksites are among the most dangerous in the U.S., resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities to youth. For working youth, too many of these injuries and deaths are the result of performing work that does not match their abilities.
By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
- Introduce free instructional materials for fall and electrical safety
- Discuss using the concept of "Stand T.A.L.L." to empower young workers
- Identify common fall and electrical hazards
- Explore prevention strategies for addressing these hazards
- Review other free resources that can be combined with these materials to create a more comprehensive ag safety program
Marsha Salwedel, Ed.D
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Marsha Salzwedel is the Agricultural Youth Safety Specialist at the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (part of the National Farm Medicine Center) in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She is the project manager for the agritourism safety project, the agricultural youth work guidelines project, and the program manager for the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network. Working with the Grain Handling Safety Coalition, she also led the development of their youth curriculum and resources. She has a Master's Degree in Human & Community Resources from the University of Wisconsin Steven's Point. Marsha grew up on a farm and maintains her ties with that community through the farm that she and her family still own and operate.