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[WEBINAR]: Protecting Your Ag Employees from Infectious Disease Including New COVID-19 Delta Variant

[WEBINAR]: Protecting Your Ag Employees from Infectious Disease Including New COVID-19 Delta Variant

18Aug2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm

The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and associated coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has profoundly affected humans on a global scale in a noticeably short time. Individuals working in agriculture are essential workers and are naturally at increased risk of negative health and economic consequences from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This presentation will highlight protective measures ag employers can take to reduce transmission of infectious diseases including the new COVID-19 Delta variant. Interim guidance from the CDC and U.S. Department of Labor, “Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan” will be reviewed throughout the presentation. This presentation will also promote the use of mitigation strategies including COVID-19 vaccines, current evidence-based resources addressing vaccine confidence and workplace infection control.


Intended Audience:

Farm/Ranch owners and operators, health and safety professionals, and any person who serves as safety personnel in an agricultural setting.


At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to...

  • Gain an understanding of infectious disease control measures to reduce exposure risks, including the new COVID-19 Delta variant, among agricultural workers and employers.
  • Create an infectious disease assessment and control plan using the recommendations from the CDC and the U.S Department of Labor Agricultural Employer Checklist.
  • Recognize the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine in the prevention of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infectious disease in the ag workplace.
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Presenters:

Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network
Charlotte serves as the Clinical Director for AgriSafe. Before this role, she worked for several years in hospital acute care settings and community education.  During those years, Charlotte developed and managed a Rural Outreach Health service and a Parish Health Ministry department serving nine counties in northeast Iowa.  She is a "charter graduate" of the University of IA agricultural occupational medicine course, is certified in occupational hearing conservation, and completed the NIOSH Spirometry training.

 

Natalie Roy, MPH
Executive Director, AgriSafe Network
As Executive Director of AgriSafe for over nineteen years, Natalie utilizes her public health training to improve the quality of health care offered to farm families.  Natalie leads national initiatives to reduce health disparities common among agricultural communities. Prior to AgriSafe, Natalie worked extensively at the academic level as well as within the public health delivery system.  

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