Lessons Learned in Covid-19 Prevention Efforts among Agriculture Workers and Employers
Intended Audience: Agricultural employers, farm workers, farmers, ranchers, agribusiness, and other ag safety and health professionals
Agriculture work sites, shared worker housing, and shared worker transportation vehicles present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Consistent application of specific preparation, prevention, and management measures can help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Best practices in Covid-19 testing and contact training will be shared to help agricultural producers identify strategies for responding on their farm. The CDC Covid-19 prevention guidance for agriculture will also be shared to assist employers in adopting recommendations to protect workers.
Thank you to our generous program sponsors:
Chad Roy, PhD, MSPH
Director, Infectious Disease Aerobiology, Director, Biodefense Research Programs at the Tulane National Primate Research Center, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Tulane School of Medicine
Dr.Roy is a professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University Schoolof Medicine and also the Director of Infectious Disease Aerobiology at theTulane National Primate Research Center. Dr. Roy's research focuses onrespiratory health and the aerobiology of infectious diseases. Dr. Roy isa career aerobiologist, and has been active in numerous investigations for anarray of high consequence pathogens over the years. Currently, Dr. Royand his laboratory enterprise are heavily engaged in the COVID-19 response incooperation with the US NIH, CDC, and other international partners. Heserves on numerous ad hoc SME panels contributing to the ongoingresponse to COVID-19, including as an invited panelist with the World HealthOrganizations’ (WHO) committee on development of animal models for futuretesting of medical countermeasures.
Jennifer M. Lincoln, PhD, CSP
CAPT (retired), US Public Health Service, Associate Director, Office of Agriculture Safety and Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Jennifer M. Lincoln, PhD, CSP, is the Associate Director for the NIOSH Office of Agriculture Safety and Health and Co-Chair of the NORA Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Sector Council. Dr. Lincoln’s career has focused on scientific research and leadership to develop tailored risk-reduction interventions for high-risk work, especially in the prevention of traumatic injuries among workers in the commercial fishing industry, but also aviation, oil and gas, and wildland firefighting. In 2007, she created the NIOSH Commercial Fishing Safety Research and Design Program and in 2015 established the Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies, which, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, has led to a substantial decline in commercial fishing deaths. Dr Lincoln grew up in rural Indiana and after a 28-year career in Alaska with the US Public Health Service, she and her husband moved back to settle on their 80 acres earlier this year.
Doug Trout, MD, MHS
CDC COVID-19 WSH Team Chief, Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, DFSE NIOSH
Medical officer with CDC / NIOSH; Branch Chief with the NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program; Active in many areas of CDC COVID-19 response activitie
Natalie Roy, MPH
AgriSafe Executive Director
As Executive Director of AgriSafe for over sixteen years, Natalie Roy utilizes her public health training to improve the quality of health care offered to farm families. Natalie holds a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University. She is pleased to work in the area of agricultural health as it relates to her experience growing up on a farm in Canterbury New Hampshire.