Respiratory Health and Personal Protective Equipment for Ag Producers
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This presentation will provide participants with training and resources to assist clients in the selection and use of personal protective equipment appropriate for agricultural exposures. Providing adequate protection from the multiple respiratory hazards in production agriculture can be a difficult process. This material was produced under a grant (SH-31230-SH7) 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 the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. List a minimum of four major agricultural workplace hazards
2. Describe at least two major respiratory illnesses caused by agricultural workplace exposures
3. Identify and describe a minimum of three types of respiratory protection used in the agricultural workplace.
5. Discuss four evidence based resources used in personal protective equipment education for clinicians and patient/client information.
This material was produced under a grant (SH-31230-SH7) 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 the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government
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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