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:
- Identify physical and psychological developmental factors to consider when employing and training young adults in the agricultural sector
- Define agricultural hazards and exposures that increase the risk of injury and illness among the young worker
- Describe regulatory standards that can promote a safe work environment for young employees
- Create action steps that can reduce agricultural injury and illness