Addressing the Epidemic of ATV Injuries and Deaths: Safety Training Materials and Educational Demonstrations
ATVs are used in agriculture as a substitute for pick-up trucks, horses, and just moving about. In 2015, there were 340 deaths and over 97,000 injuries reported involving ATVs that were being used for recreation and work purposes. This webinar will discuss the burden of ATV incidents and provide links to ATV safety training materials that are currently available. Information on ATV safety simulators will be presented. A blueprint will be provided to participants for creating a low-cost, portable, hands-on ATV safety demonstration.
At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the burden of ATV injuries and fatalities in the agricultural community.
- Be able to access up-to-date educational materials on the safe use of ATVs and on proper personal protective equipment.
- Understand how ATV simulators can be used as an educational tool to convey safety messages.
- Have all the information needed to create a low-cost ATV demonstration.
Aaron Yoder, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Aaron Yoder's overall research interest is to improve the health of workers in agriculture and related industries through science based research, product development and outreach. His specific interests are in the research and development of sound ergonomic and human factors principles and technologies that will lead to healthier and safer workers in agriculture and related industries through the reduction of hazards associated with these types of injuries.
Ellen Duysen, MPH
Community Outreach Specialist and Coordinator - Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, UNMC
As Center Coordinator for CS-CASH, Ms. Duysen provides the Center Director with assistance in planning, coordinating, and monitoring the 23 projects funded by the Center. These projects encompass research, prevention/intervention, education/translation, outreach, evaluation, and cross-disciplinary efforts. She engages in internal and external advisory committees, oversees fiscal and resource management, maintains records, and compiles Center reports. Ms. Duysen is the course director for the annual, week-long Ag Medicine Course that provides continuing education credits to health care providers across the US. In addition to administrative responsibilities, she is involved with the Center's active Outreach program. The program delivers educational materials, demonstrations, and presentations on the topics of respiratory and hearing protection, as well as injury prevention to the agricultural community in the Center's seven states region.