Ag Specific Respiratory Exposures and Prevention for Women Working in Agriculture (Recorded March 30, 2020)
Summary: 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
Intended audience: The primary audience for this program will be rural health care providers, educators, and agribusiness safety managers
Objectives (Focus areas): At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- List at least three sources of common agricultural respiratory hazards
- Identify appropriate respiratory protection equipment for women working in agriculture
- Access a minimum of three evidence- based resources for use in respiratory health and safety education for women working in agricultural environments.
This material was produced under grant number SH-05172-SH9 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 mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Total Farmer Health Coach, AgriSafe Network
Charlotte served as the Clinical Director for AgriSafe thru the end of 2022 and is currently a Total Farmer Health Coach. 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. From 1997 to 2013, she provided agricultural occupational health services and program development for the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.
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