Why attend a Workshop on Child Ag Injury Prevention?
Recorded On: 08/26/2019
- Registration Closed
Join us as we look at the topics and sessions included in the Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop, which will be held on September 17-18, 2019 in Hershey PA.
We will explore how often these injuries (and fatalities) occur, and why it’s important that we work together to prevent them from occurring. We will also preview how participants develop an injury prevention program during the workshop, including accessing funds to support your efforts. Information will also be shared on scholarship opportunities to help offset the costs of the workshop.
The AgriSafe “Invest In Your Health” session is also being offered as part of this workshop, at no additional charge. Participants will receive all the materials needed to run their own CAIP program. Three topics (zoonotic diseases, hazard mapping and heat/sun safety) are introduced at the workshop, and access to information and resources is provided for two more.
This workshop is ideal for farm organizations, insurance professionals, agribusiness, bankers and lenders, healthcare providers, Extension, FFA Advisors, public health officials, media and more. Scholarship support is available.
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.
Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH
Health Communications Director, AgriSafe Network
Knesha currently serves as the Health Communications Director with AgriSafe Network, a nonprofit organization that addresses occupational health issues within the agricultural community. With over twelve years of public health experience in maternal child health, health disparities, and health education, Knesha is passionate about serving vulnerable populations and ensuring health access and equity. Knesha obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (2002) with a minor in Chemistry and a Master’s of Public Health (2006) with an emphasis in Health Promotion from Northern Illinois University. In June 2016, she obtained a certificate in Agricultural Medicine which focused on rural occupational health and environmental health and safety. Knesha is a member of the American Public Health Association’s and the Louisiana Public Health Association where she serves in leadership.