Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Week 2018
No One Can Take Your Place
March 4-10, 2018
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The American Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP), UMASH and the US Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are spotlighting agricultural health and safety with a variety of resources for farmers and ranchers, farmworkers, farm families, and others to promote Ag Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Week.
The 2018 Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Week will be celebrated March 4-10. The theme for the week will be “REMEMBER: No One Can Take Your Place” and will highlight a different safety focus each day of the week.
- MONDAY – Hearing
- TUESDAY – Respiratory
- WEDNESDAY – Distracted and Impaired Driving
- THURSDAY – Fire
- FRIDAY – General Health
Follow us on social media for resources on these and other agricultural health and safety topics, as well as information about webinars during ASAP week.
- UMASH Resource Database (English)
Download agricultural safety and health resources created by UMASH, our pilot project programs, and collaborating institutions.
- Base de datos de recursos de UMASH (Español)
Una variedad de materiales de seguridad y salud en agricultura creados por UMASH y organizaciones con las cuales colaboramos.
- UMASH Ag Safety and Health Spotlight
UMASH Ag Safety and Health: Stories from the Field highlights the stories of farmers and farm families – their experiences with injury or disease on the farm, as well as what they learned and suggestions for prevention.
Monday, March 5
Jenna Gibbs, MPH, PhD
Research Coordinator, Great Plains Center
University of Iowa Public Health
Although 44% of Midwestern farmers reported noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) symptoms, less than one third report using hearing protection devices (HPDs) when working around loud noises. Dr. Gibbs will discuss current research on farmers’ priorities and preferences for HPD types, as well as the impact of hearing conservation activities.
Taking Care of Yourself
Friday, March 9
Director of Mental Health Outreach
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Most people focus on what they can do to help others in their work, and tend to forget how to take care of themselves. Ted will focus on this topic, and a few general mental health topics.
RECORDED WEBINARS FROM AGRISAFE NETWORK
AgriSafe is sharing OnDemand webinars in recognition of each daily theme during Ag Safety Awareness Week
These OnDemand Webinars are free and open to the public through March 10, 2018.
|MONDAY, MARCH 5|
Increasing the Use of Hearing Protection Among Farmers
|TUESDAY, MARCH 6|
Understanding Agricultural Respiratory Hazards with Emphasis on Respirator Selection as a Prevention Strategy
Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
|WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7|
Rural Roadway Safety
|THURSDAY, MARCH 8|
Prevention of Dust Fires and Explosions
Dan Neenan, BS, MBA, Parmedic
|FRIDAY, MARCH 9|
This is Our Brain on Stress
John Shutske, PhD