Tools & Training to Aid in Selection of PPE in Agriculture (July 29, 2021)
Recorded On: 07/29/2021
Summary: Workers in the agricultural industry experience multiple hazardous respiratory exposures. It is important to understand these risks and to know the appropriate protective equipment to purchase and use. The female workforce often experiences a challenge finding the right protection with a proper fit. This 30-minute program will address both the risks and the right protective gear.
Intended audience: The primary audience for this program will be agricultural production workers, including female workers, and agricultural business managers
Objectives (Focus areas): At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify common respiratory exposures that put workers at risk for respiratory illness
- Recognize appropriate respiratory protection for workers, co-workers, or family members
- Understand the difference between a respirator and a fabric or paper mask – sorting out the language
- Access evidence-based information related to respiratory protection
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.
Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network
Charlotte serves as the Clinical Director for AgriSafe. 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. From 1997 to 2013, she provided agricultural occupational health services and program development for the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.
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