Seconds to Tragedy: Video and Curriculum for Young Worker Safety
In grain bins and other grain storage facilities, it is literally just "Seconds to Tragedy". Join us as we introduce a new video, based on a true story, about a double fatality in grain. The video explores missing safety strategies that could have prevented this incident. We will explain how the video, along with a discussion sheet can be used as a training tool, both for high school agricultural teachers and for community training. These video materials compliment the Stand TALL curriculum, which can be used to expand on the concepts and safety strategies introduced in the video. This curriculum consists of three modules that educate and empower young workers with safety strategies for working in agricultural settings.
By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
- Illustrate potential consequences when safety training and equipment are lacking.
- Discuss safety strategies and tools which can be used to address hazards.
- Provide resources which can be used to educate and empower young workers.
Marsha Salwedel, Ed.D
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Marsha Salzwedel is the Agricultural Youth Safety Specialist at the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (part of the National Farm Medicine Center) in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She is the project manager for the agritourism safety project, the agricultural youth work guidelines project, and the program manager for the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network. Working with the Grain Handling Safety Coalition, she also led the development of their youth curriculum and resources. She has a Master's Degree in Human & Community Resources from the University of Wisconsin Steven's Point. Marsha grew up on a farm and maintains her ties with that community through the farm that she and her family still own and operate.