Charlotte Halverson, BSN, COHN-S
Occupational Health Nurse, AgriSafe Network
In 2011, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health launched the Total Worker Health program. Integrating work-related safety and health practices are founded on research and the belief that successful programs include both employer and employee responsibility and collaboration. In an effort to reduce farm and ranch injuries and illnesses, these worksite principles can be adapted and integrated into agricultural health and safety protocols.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Define the NIOSH Total Worker Health (TWH)program
- Describe at least three essential elements of the Total Worker Health program relative to production agriculture
- Identify reliable resources for use in development of a Total Worker Health program for an agricultural operation