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Farm Safety Check: COVID-19 Infection Prevention

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we work on the farm. You and/or your employee(s) can use this form to complete safety checks in light of the pandemic. Use the form below to list additional safety checks you think are important when inspecting your farm. …

SPOTLIGHT: What to Do About the Respirator Dilemma During COVID-19

MAY 2020 Producers and farmworkers face a dilemma during COVID-19. If a pesticide label lists a respirator, the applicator must wear a respirator. It’s legally required. So what does the farmer or farmworker do when the respirator isn’t available? To answer this question, we contacted experts at the National Pesticide Safety Education Center (NPSEC) …

No Longer Invisible – Public Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

MAY 2020 COVID-19 has shown a light on the subject of public health and its important role it serves for everyone. The School of Public Health offered a webinar titled No Longer Invisible: Public health during the COVID 19 pandemic to highlight the work of public health during this time. Dr. Jeff Bender, UMASH center director was one of 4 panelists …

Connecting during COVID-19: Weekly Thinktank

APRIL 2020 The beginning of 2020 spun many plans upside down as we all adjusted to our new normal. AgriSafe Network, a national nonprofit known for “Protecting the People that Feed the World” through training, education, and other programs, brought together stakeholders to respond to the ever-evolving pandemic. In collaboration with the Central …

COVID-19 is here – What does that mean for farmers?

APRIL 2020 Dr. Jeff Bender, UMASH Center director, was part of an AgriSafe sponsored webinar on April 2, 2020. The webinar was aimed at assisting producers learn more about COVID-19, impacts on farming operations and strategies to assist farmers to stay safe, healthy and productive during this time. Dr. Bender spoke on “Keeping Producers/Ag Workers …

SPOTLIGHT: Protecting our Agriculture Workers is “Essential”

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of those who produce our food. Deemed “essential” workers, these individuals continue to milk our cows, process our meat, plant our crops and harvest of our food. They do this while many of us have switched to a virtual, online world from the classroom to the office. And in many cases their work continues as usual but at great risk. …

SPOTLIGHT: Respirator Q & A Toolkit

Farmers and agricultural workers need respiratory protection for many jobs on the farm – such as working around grain, hogs, hay, or solid pesticides. …