Why attend a Workshop on Child Ag Injury Prevention?Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 08/26/2019 at 11:00 AM (CDT)
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.
Ergonomic Safety for Farm WomenContains 5 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/16/2019 at 2:00 PM (CDT)
It is no secret - women are playing an increased role in production agriculture. They account for about one-third of the management, ownership and work on farms, ranches and in crop production. A major challenge continues to be access to protective equipment that meets the ergonomic needs of women. This program is intended to help women in rural/agricultural communities identify ergonomic issues leading to musculoskeletal injuries in farm and ranch work and discover resources to aid in injury prevention.
A Research Update from the Agricultural Health Study: Recent Findings, Current Work, and Future PlansContains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/17/2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)
It has been over 25 years since participants first enrolled in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) cohort; in 1993-97, a total of 89,655 individuals joined the study, including 52,394 private pesticide applicators (mostly farmers) and 32,345 of their spouses from North Carolina and Iowa, and 4,916 commercial applicators from Iowa. The cohort has been followed through 3 surveys (1999-2003, 2005-2010, and 2012-2015) and regular linkages to databases to assess both cancer and non-cancer health outcomes, such as respiratory, autoimmune, endocrine, and neurological diseases. Participants provided detailed data on pesticide use and other agricultural exposures at enrollment and in the first two follow-up surveys, and numerous research papers have investigated potential disease associations. Many participants have also contributed to special studies, including recent projects on Lung Health, Biomarkers of Exposure and Effect, and Memory and Aging. This presentation will highlight a selection of recent findings from the AHS (i.e., in the past 5 years), including a focus on non-cancer outcomes as well as recent cancer and mortality findings, and will describe current and future research priorities.
Safety Sensitivity of Opioid Use in High Hazardous Industries Such as AgricultureContains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/17/2019 at 2:00 PM (CDT)
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine released recommendations for opioid prescribing based on safety-sensitive occupations. Safety-sensitive work is typically classified as operating motor vehicles, modes of transportation, other heavy machinery, or tasks requiring high levels of cognitive function or judgment. Farm duties frequently demand the use of heavy machinery, and concurrent use of narcotics alongside safety-sensitive work can be dangerous. This training educates healthcare providers on how to assess occupational agricultural risks and corresponding patient guidance for those who are taking opioid medications.
Exploring the Invest in Your Health Trainer ExchangeContains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/18/2019 at 2:00 PM (CDT)
AgriSafe is committed to training safety and health professionals who wish to teach Invest in Your Health trainings in their classroom. Under our open share platform, once certified, you are free to use the training materials. This webinar discusses what the IYH program is and why this training is so valuable for health professionals.
Hazard Communications StandardsContains 5 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/19/2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)
This Hazard Communication Standard training program is intended for female workers and managers in the agricultural industry. This includes dairy farms and small farms that hire at-risk populations. The major focus of the program is on the identification of and the safe usage of chemicals and pesticides, along with respiratory protection.
Reducing the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Perinatal Illness for Female Ag. ProducersContains 5 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/20/2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)
Pregnancy and fertility are often not considered when women assume farm tasks. Pesticide and other chemical exposures, zoonotic diseases and heavy lifting particularly during childbearing years, present challenges. This material was produced under grant number SH-05068-SH8 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.