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AgriSafe Webinar – Addressing the Epidemic of ATV injuries and Deaths

AgriSafe Webinar – Addressing the Epidemic of ATV injuries and Deaths

21Sep2017

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Presenters: 
Aaron Yoder, PhD and Ellen Duysen, MPH 
Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

ATVs are used in agriculture as a substitute for pick-up trucks, horses, and just moving about. In 2015, there were 340 deaths and over 97,000 injuries reported involving ATVs that were being used for recreation and work purposes. This webinar will discuss the burden of ATV incidents and provide links to ATV safety training materials that are currently available. Information on ATV safety simulators will be presented. A blueprint will be provided to participants for creating a low-cost, portable, hands-on ATV safety demonstration. 

Learning objectives 

  1. Understand the burden of ATV injuries and fatalities in the agricultural community. 
  2. Be able to access up-to-date educational materials on the safe use of ATVs and on proper personal protective equipment. 
  3. Understand how ATV simulators can be used as an educational tool to convey safety messages. 
  4. Have all the information needed to create a low-cost ATV demonstration. 

 

This webinar is presented as part of National Farm Safety and Health Week.

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