Invest in Your Health: Cover Up! Head to Toe Personal Protective Equipment (December 15, 2020)
This Train the Trainer course is designed for teachers, Extension staff, 4H and FFA leaders and others who work with young adults. Agriculture is ranked as one of the most dangerous occupations and involves workers and family members of all ages. Illness and injuries can be prevented if we use the right protective equipment for the job. This program will present an overview of common exposures in farming and ranching and identify appropriate personal protective equipment.
At the conclusion of the program, participants/educators will be able to:
- Review several of the indicators related to use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in agriculture
- Access personal protective (PPE) educational material developed for classroom use
- Select decision making activities from programs designed for classroom time frames
- Identify safety and health resources for use in educational settings
Invest in Your Health is supported by:
Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network
Charlotte Halverson is an occupational health nurse for the AgriSafe Network and serves as the network’s Clinical Director. In that capacity, she researches, develops resources, and presents webinar and in person educational sessions on a variety of health and safety topics specific to the agricultural workforce. 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.
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