Best PPE to Protect Your Lungs (March 31, 2021)

Recorded On: 03/31/2021

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: 
  1. List at least three sources of common agricultural respiratory hazards 
  2. Identify appropriate respiratory protection equipment for women working in agriculture 
  3. 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. 

Shari Franklin Smith, M. Eng and BS, Chemical Engineering

3M, Lead Application Engineering Specialist for Food, Bev, Agriculture, Chemical & Construction Industry

Shari Franklin Smith, CIH, CSP has 20+ years of experience helping to keep workers healthy and safe. She has worked with protective clothing including high visibility safety apparel and protective coveralls, and 9+ years of experience managing an organization of safety and health professionals supporting 3M’s PPE products such as hearing and respiratory protection, protective clothing, and fall protection and 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material. She has been involved in human factors research in visibility protective clothing and hearing conservation. She was also a member of the ISEA High Visibility Committee responsible for creating the ISEA/ANSI 107 standard and is the Secretary-Elect of the AIHA Construction Committee. Shari is currently supporting construction, chemical manufacturing, and the food and beverage industry as a lead application engineering specialist in 3M Personal Safety Division. She has helped several companies implement hearing protection fit testing, hosted multiple health and safety symposiums for the chemical, food and construction industries, and spoken on emerging health and safety concerns such as COVID-19, diacetyl in coffee processing, manganese hazards in welding, concerns for workers in legal cannabis growing, and changing regulations such as silica and beryllium.

Key:

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Pre Test - Best PPE to Protect Your Lungs
3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass
Ag Specific Respiratory Exposures and Prevention for Women Working in Agriculture
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Post Test - Best PPE to Protect Your Lungs
3 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
Evaluation: Ag Specific Respiratory Exposures
4 Questions
Certificate
No credits available  |  Certificate available
No credits available  |  Certificate available
Resources
Head to Toe Protection- Pesticides (women)
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Head to Toe Protection- Swine (women)
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Head to Toe Protection- Grain (women)
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Respirator Decision Guide
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Best PPE to Protect Your Lungs - PDF of presentation slides
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. pdf of presentation slides