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What Ag Producers Need to Know About COVID-19!

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What Ag Producers Need to Know About COVID-19!

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Discovering the Root of your Back Story – Prevention and Understanding of Back Injuries (Recorded on 09/25/2020)
Back injuries are one of the most common forms of farm-related injuries.  Protection of the spine and related musculature is one of the most important steps a producer can do to remain active on the farm. Men and women are equally prone to work-related back pain and the first episode usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 40. Training will focus on whole body vibration, causes of back injuries/pain, doable strategies to prevent injuries/pain, and other considerations. Speakers:  Dan Neenan, MBA, Paramedic- NECAS Manager Linda Emanuel, RN- Community Health Nurse, AgriSafe Network To view this free webinar and access related resources, please visit- https://learning.agrisafe.org/NFSHW2020
01:00:10
October 8, 2020
Safety in the Field: Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment for Farm Workers (Recorded on 09/25/2020)
Thirty-six percent of the 3.4 million producers counted in the census are women. Education will focus on all women including farmworker women and their employers on reporting violent incidents to authorities, making employees aware of their legal rights, safe work practices, medical referrals, treatment, and options including counseling if needed. Speakers:  Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH - Public Health Program Director, AgriSafe Network. Dennise Drury-  MPH Student in Environmental Health and the Outreach and Education Specialist for the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Health and Safety Center Jody Early, Ph.D., M.S., MCHES- Associate Professor, Faculty Coordinator, Health Education and Promotion Minor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Washington Bothell To view this free webinar and related resources visit- https://learning.agrisafe.org/NFSHW2020
01:11:21
October 8, 2020
Mental Health Innovations in Agricultural Communities (Recorded on 9/22/2020)
This session is a panel presentation that communicates a forward vision addressing disparities in agricultural mental health. The presenters will explore the development of a farmer specific hotline, the efforts of a state department of agriculture, and suggested strategies to address a central objective-to meet the mental health needs of ALL agricultural producers and their families. This session is designed to spark discussion, ideas, collaborations between community and governmental groups to thoughtfully build a mental health safety net across cultures. Panel of Speakers-  Tara Haskins, DNP, RN;  Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh, Commissioner- Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Joan M. Mazur, PhD, Professor, Southeast Center for Agriculture Health and Injury Prevention, University of Kentucky To view this free webinar and it related resources visit- https://learning.agrisafe.org/NFSHW2020
01:03:19
October 8, 2020
Lessons Learned in Covid-19 Prevention Efforts among Agriculture Workers and Employers (Recorded on 9/22/2020)
Agriculture work sites, shared worker housing, and shared worker transportation vehicles present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Consistent application of specific preparation, prevention, and management measures can help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Best practices in Covid-19 testing and contact training will be shared to help agricultural producers identify strategies for responding on their farm. The CDC Covid-19 prevention guidance for agriculture will also be shared to assist employers in adopting recommendations to protect workers. Panel of Speakers:  Chad Roy, PhD, MSPH-  Director, Infectious Disease Aerobiology, Director, Biodefense Research Programs at the Tulane National Primate Research Center, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Tulane School of Medicine Jennifer M. Lincoln, PhD, CSP- CAPT (retired), US Public Health Service, Associate Director, Office of Agriculture Safety and Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Trout, MD, MHS- CDC COVID-19 WSH Team Chief, Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, DFSE NIOSH Natalie Roy, MPH-  AgriSafe Executive Director  To view the full free webinar and resources visit- https://learning.agrisafe.org/NFSHW2020
01:27:31
October 8, 2020
Emergency Planning for Farm Operations (Recorded on 9/24/2020)
Safety planning is one of the most difficult to justify because you never know the amount of time, money, or lives you are saving for accidents that don't happen. With more children likely to be on the farm than ever before in history again this Fall, it is even more critical we take action for Emergency Response Planning. Shay Foulk, a Safety Consultant with Ag View Solutions, will speak on how to navigate the difficult conversations, implementation, and sustainability of Emergency Response Planning. No different than any other business, Shay works with farming operations to assess risks, identify solutions, and implement them in a manner that is practical and easy for farms.  To view the full webinar and related resources visit: https://learning.agrisafe.org/NFSHW2020
57:53
October 8, 2020
Teach Your Way: Open Source Ag Health and Safety Curriculum (Recorded on 9/23/2020)
Learn how to access AgriSafe’s free online trainings for use in the classroom.  Educators can be certified to train on six AgriSafe modules (targeted for ages 16-23). Generous sponsorship allows AgriSafe to provide free course instruction and training materials. Under our open share platform, once certified, you may use the training materials in your classroom setting. Our end goal is to build the capacity of local agricultural educators, rural health professionals and rural leaders to train young workers.  Speaker: Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH Public Health Program Director, AgriSafe Network To view our webinar and related resources, please visit https://learning.agrisafe.org/NFSHW2020.
40:24
October 5, 2020
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety: Building a Toolkit for Child Agricultural Safety and Health (Recorded on 9/23/2020)
Join us as we introduce participants to the world of child agricultural safety and health. After learning about benefits, risks and hazards of living, working and playing on farms, we will explore safety strategies for safeguarding children. We will help participants build a toolkit for safeguarding children and youth in the agricultural environment. All tools and resources used to build these toolkits are available free of charge. Speaker: Melissa Ploeckelman Outreach Specialist, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety To view our webinar and related resources, please visit https://learning.agrisafe.org/NFSHW2020.
46:05
October 5, 2020
Respiratory Protection Issues in Agriculture – What to wear and does it fit? (Recorded on 9/24/2020)
The business of agriculture presents a myriad of hazards, including exposures to dusts, molds, pesticides and other chemicals, gases, as well as welding fumes and particles. Deciding what protection to use to prevent acute and chronic respiratory diseases is confusing. In addition, just finding the right protective gear can be a challenge. This webinar will address those issues and provide information on the importance of fit testing and fit (seal)checks. Speaker: Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S, Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network To view webinar and resources please visit https://learning.agrisafe.org/NFSHW2020
01:04:36
October 5, 2020
Planting the Seeds of Tractor and Machinery Safety (Recorded on 9/21/2020)
Tractors and machinery have traditionally been a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries on and around farms and ranches. The Planting the Seeds of Tractor and Machinery Safety webinar will cover the basic hazards associated with agricultural tractors and machinery and how to prevent injuries from these hazards. Speaker: Aaron M. Yoder, PhD  Associate Professor, Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Extension - Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Visit https://learning.agrisafe.org/NFSHW2020 to view the webinar and related resources. 
55:35
October 5, 2020
Safety in The Field: Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment for Farm Workers
Shay Foulk, speaks with Knesha Rose-Davison of AgriSafe Network about safety on the job. Thirty-six percent of the 3.4 million producers counted in the census are women. Education will focus on all women including farmworker women and their employers on reporting violent incidents to authorities, making employees aware of their legal rights, safe work practices, medical referrals, treatment, and options including counseling if needed. Presenters:  Knesha Rose-Davison,MPH Public Health Programs Director, AgriSafe Network   Jody Early, Ph.D., M.S., MCHES Associate Professor, Faculty Coordinator, Health Education and Promotoin Minor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Washington Bothell   Dennise Drury, MPH Student & Outreach and Education Specialist Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center To register for this free webinar, please click here. 
11:44
September 8, 2020
National Farm Safety and Health Week- 2020 Every Farmer Counts
Shay Foulk talks with Natalie Roy, Executive Director of the Agrisafe Network about National Farm Safety and Health (NFSH) Week . National Farm Safety and Health Week has been recognized during the third week of September for seventy-six years, since 1944. AgriSafe has organized activities to support awareness for agricultural health and safety professionals and producers alike in conjunction with organizations such as the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS). The 2020 theme “Every Farmer Counts,” reminds us that it is everyone’s responsibility to prioritize the issues that are faced in the agricultural community.  Registration for all webinars is free and open to the public.  To register for webinars, please click here. 
20:57
September 8, 2020
Mental Health Innovations in Agricultural Communities
Tara Haskins, Total Farmer Health Director with the AgriSafe Network, talks to Shay about the exciting innovations taking place around the country, and how they are impacting agricultural communities. This is a webinar you won't want to miss! Register HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7925807987046813195
13:01
September 7, 2020
Respiratory Protection Issues in Agriculture - What to Wear & Does It Fit?
The business of agriculture presents a myriad of hazards, including exposures to dusts, molds, pesticides and other chemicals, gases, as well as welding fumes and particles. Deciding what protection to use to prevent acute and chronic respiratory diseases is confusing. In addition, just finding the right protective gear can be a challenge. Shay talk with Charlotte Halverson, an occupational health nurse for the AgriSafe Network that 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. They talk all things respiratory health moving into a new harvest/Fall season. Register for the full webinar HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6154370509860412176 Resources: https://agn.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/RespiratoryResources/respirator%20options%20guide%208x11%20june%202017.pdf    A respirator selection guide https://www.agrisafe.org/personal-protective-equipment    a brief algorithm to determine appropriate protection https://www.agrisafe.org/respirator-fit-testing  Information to comply with standards regarding fit testing https://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/3654.pdf   Oregon OSHA – Agriculture – the Air You Breathe. A respiratory program development guide for agricultural employers
11:27
September 7, 2020
Discovering the Root of Your Back Story: Prevention and Understanding of Back Injuries
Shay Foulk talks with Linda Emanuel of the Agrisafe Network about Back Injury Prevention and recovery. Back injuries are one of the most common forms of farm-related injuries.  Protection of the spine and related musculature is one of the most important steps a producer can do to remain active on the farm. Men and women are equally prone to work-related back pain and the first episode usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 40. Training will focus on whole body vibration, causes of back injuries/pain, doable strategies to prevent injuries/pain, and other considerations. Be sure to register HERE.  Resources to use  AgriSafe Pilates Poster AgriSafe Yoga Poster Ready to Farm  Whole Body Vibration - Handout 
09:47
September 7, 2020
Podcast Crossover- Ag State of Mind with Jason Meadows featuring Tara Haskins, DNP, RN - AgriSafe
Tara Haskins, DNP, RN, is a nurse with AgriSafe. She is heading up their Total Farmer Health initiative. We speak today about Tara's background in nursing and how she came to be with AgriSafe. We then talk about the challenges facing ag producers and rural America in regards to mental health. Finally, we discuss Agrisafe's upcoming webinar on Mental Health in Farm and Ranch Country. To listen to the recorded webinar on Mental Health in Farm and Ranch Country: How Communities Can Help! (7-30-20) please visit - https://learning.agrisafe.org/products/mental-health-in-farm-and-ranch-country-how-communities-can-help Special Thanks to Ag State of Mind with Jason Meadows for sharing the interview and podcast footage!  If you liked today's content be sure to subscribe to our channel  AgriSafe Network- AND- also Ag State of Mind with Jason Meadows, wherever you subscribe to your podcast content. 
36:34
August 14, 2020
April 30 COVID-19 Ag Task Force Response
COVID-19 is threatening agricultural communities on many fronts. This is a discussion with rural health and safety professionals, Ag commodity associations, NPOs, government agencies, academia and the agricultural community. The goal of these weekly think tanks is to identify risks that farmers, farm workers and ranchers face as it relates to COVID-19. This is where all weekly recordings of the think tanks will be housed. We need to keep our COVID-19 Response discussions moving towards innovation and collaboration. Therefore, we will hold weekly web based think tanks for this purpose starting April 2nd through the end of May on Thursdays at 11am CDT. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to register for the weekly COVID19 Rapid Response think tanks LIVE, visit agrisafe.org Thank you to our generous sponsors: Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education
55:22
May 7, 2020
April 23, 2020- COVID-19 Ag Task Force Response
COVID-19 is threatening agricultural communities on many fronts. This is a discussion with rural health and safety professionals, Ag commodity associations, NPOs, government agencies, academia and the agricultural community. The goal of these weekly think tanks is to identify risks that farmers, farm workers and ranchers face as it relates to COVID-19. This is where all weekly recordings of the think tanks will be housed. We need to keep our COVID-19 Response discussions moving towards innovation and collaboration. Therefore, we will hold weekly web based think tanks for this purpose starting April 2nd through the end of May on Thursdays at 11am CDT. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to register for the weekly COVID19 Rapid Response think tanks LIVE, visit agrisafe.org Thank you to our generous sponsors: Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education
01:03:28
May 7, 2020
Apr 16 COVID-19 Ag Task Force Response
COVID-19 is threatening agricultural communities on many fronts. This is a discussion with rural health and safety professionals, Ag commodity associations, NPOs, government agencies, academia and the agricultural community. The goal of these weekly think tanks is to identify risks that farmers, farm workers and ranchers face as it relates to COVID-19. This is where all weekly recordings of the think tanks will be housed. We need to keep our COVID-19 Response discussions moving towards innovation and collaboration. Therefore, we will hold weekly web based think tanks for this purpose starting April 2nd through the end of May on Thursdays at 11am CDT. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to register for the weekly COVID19 Rapid Response think tanks LIVE, visit agrisafe.org  Thank you to our generous sponsors: Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education 
01:09:48
May 7, 2020
April 2, 2020 COVID-19 Think Tank
COVID-19 is threatening agricultural communities on many fronts. This is a discussion with rural health and safety professionals, Ag commodity associations, NPOs, government agencies, academia and the agricultural community. The goal of these weekly think tanks is to identify risks that farmers, farm workers and ranchers face as it relates to COVID-19.  This is where all weekly recordings of the think tanks will be housed. We need to keep our COVID-19 Response discussions moving towards innovation and collaboration. Therefore, we will hold weekly web based think tanks for this purpose starting April 2nd through the end of May on Thursdays at 11am CDT. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to register for the weekly COVID19 Rapid Response think tanks LIVE, CLICK HERE. Thank you to our generous sponsors: Central States- Center for Agricultural Safety and The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education
01:04:52
May 7, 2020
Apr 9 COVID-19 Ag Task Force Response
COVID-19 is threatening agricultural communities on many fronts. This is a discussion with rural health and safety professionals, Ag commodity associations, NPOs, government agencies, academia and the agricultural community. The goal of these weekly think tanks is to identify risks that farmers, farm workers and ranchers face as it relates to COVID-19.  This is where all weekly recordings of the think tanks will be housed. We need to keep our COVID-19 Response discussions moving towards innovation and collaboration. Therefore, we will hold weekly web based think tanks for this purpose starting April 2nd through the end of May on Thursdays at 11am CDT. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to register for the weekly COVID19 Rapid Response think tanks LIVE, visit agrisafe.org  Thank you to our generous sponsors: Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education 
01:01:32
May 6, 2020
Heidi Radunovich on Coping with the Mental stress of COVID-19
Tune in to today's episode to learn more about how to cope with the mental stress of an unprecedented time in our world history. You can also learn more at the AgriSafe Learning Lab by clicking here. Enjoy!
30:27
April 20, 2020
What Ag Producers Need to Know About COVID-19!
COVID-19 (a Coronavirus) has gained attention worldwide as an emerging infectious disease. This webinar/podcast is intended to share evidence-based information about COVID-19, and to help agricultural producers identify strategies for responding on their farm. Intended Audience Agricultural producers, ranchers, farmers, farmworkers, veterinarians, Extension personnel, rural health care providers, and others who work in agriculture. Objectives At the end of the webinar, participants will: -be aware of common signs and symptoms of COVID-19 -understand the transmission risk to yourself, employees, and potentially your animals -describe infection control principles and appropriate strategies for limiting disease transmission -locate resources and training for ag producers related to infection prevention
01:54:43
March 24, 2020