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(Principles of Public Health for Community Health and Outreach Workers)
Migrant Clinicians Network, a UMASH partner organization, announces a new series of 10 monthly webinars, conducted entirely in Spanish.
This course will offer an overview of the issues and challenges most relevant to public health, as well as the importance of the participation of community health workers and health promoters in strengthening public health.
Participants must register individually for each webinar. Continuing education credit can be provided.
Fortaleciendo a los Promotores de Salud o Trabajadores Communitario Utilizando Tecnología de Información
(Strengthening Health Promoters or Community Workers Using Information Technology)
Wednesday, September 16
Los Retos Futuros de Salud Pública
(Future Challenges of Public Health)
Wednesday, October 14
Learning to Use the "Stand T.A.L.L." Instructional Materials: A Train the Trainer Webinar
Marsha Salzwedel, MS
Youth Agricultural Safety Specialist
National Children's Center for Rural & Agricultural Health and Safety
Farm Safety Specialist
This "Train the Trainer" webinar will enable agricultural instructors, community members, safety professionals and others with an interest in agricultural safety to use the "Stand T.A.L.L." instructional materials. The webinar will explore the various components of the curriculum, including PowerPoint presentations, activities, lesson plans, student note pages, handouts, quizzes and more. Participants will understand when and how to use the various components of this comprehensive curriculum. At the end of the webinar, a link that provides access to all the instructional materials will be provided.
National Farm Safety and Health Week
Ag Safety is not just a slogan, it's a lifestyle
Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week.
The 2015 theme for National Farm Safety & Health Week is “Ag Safety is not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle,” reminds local and rural communities that agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. and farm injuries and fatalities are preventable through education. The most recent data from the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that in 2013 farming accounted for 500 fatalities, or 23.2 deaths per 100,000 workers.
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Rural Roadway Safety
Risk Management Sr. Consultant
Confined Space - Manure Pit Entry
Dan Neenan, MBA
The Manure Pit Safety program is intended for workers and managers in agriculture. This includes pumping companies, farm operators and workers and agriculture business owners. The major focus of the program is safety in confined space work areas.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will:
Harvest Season: Are the Children Safe?
Marsha Salzwedel, Youth Agricultural Safety Specialist
Bryan Weichelt, Project Manager
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Keeping children safe while they live, play and work on farms can be challenging. It’s even more difficult during harvest season, peak time for agricultural injuries. Each year, news headlines tell grim but preventable stories of death and injury. Non-working children, ages 6-and-under, are particularly vulnerable.
This webinar will describe actual childhood injury incidents, preview an injury news clippings website, and explore the issues and hazards that children are exposed to on farms, such as:
The webinar will also describe proven safety strategies and resources that farmers, parents and employers are encouraged to use to keep children safe. Time will be provided for questions and discussion.
AgriSafe: Healthier is Here
AgriSafe is dedicated to training health and safety professionals who are prepared to serve the unique health care needs of agricultural communities. During National Farm Safety and Health Week, AgriSafe intends to engage rural health advocates in recognizing the prevention of farm injury and illness.
Join the experienced AgriSafe staff and board members where you will learn how to :
Research to Practice in Agriculture: The National ROPS Rebate Program
Over the past decade, the ROPS Rebate Program has developed into a highly successful model for preventing tractor overturn fatalities. Despite this, expanding the program to provide services to farmers across the US has proved challenging due to the limited availability of financial, human, and other resources. In 2014, the National Tractor Safety Coalition (NTSC) was formed, and came together to develop a strategy for SCALEing up the ROPS Rebate Program and gathering the resources necessary to do so. This presentation will discuss efforts of the NTSC thus far and share plans for translating the ROPS Rebate Program into practice across the US.
2015 Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference (MRASH)
The 14th Annual Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health (MRASH) Conference will be held November 17-18 in Decorah, Iowa. The conference will open with a case study on avian influenza, emphasizing what can be learned about the interaction of public health and agricultural safety/health from recent events. The afternoon and early evening of the first day will include breakout sessions and a poster reception showcasing the latest research and outreach in all areas of agricultural safety and health. The second day of the conference will focus on farmers’ perspectives on their safety and health needs. The conference will close with a 25th anniversary celebration of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health. Site visits to Northeast Iowa agricultural innovations will be available in the afternoon. More details on the conference schedule will also be posted on the website as they are confirmed.
The intended audience includes farmers, health care professionals, safety and health professionals, educators, ag organization and agribusiness representatives, employers and advocates of migrant farm workers, media and policy makers. Participants may register for one or both days with reduced rates for active farmers and students.