National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 15-21, 2019

The theme for this year’s National Farm Safety and Health Week is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear.”

There will be a series of daily webinars during the week that can be reached at www.necasag.org. Topics, presenters, and times are as follows:

Monday, September 16

  • Understanding the Tractor Factor @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
    Presenter: Aaron Yoder, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Purdue Graduate)
  • Ergonomic Safety for Farm Women @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm CDT
    Presenter: Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S, Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network

Tuesday, September 17

  • A Research Update from the Agricultural Health Study: Recent Findings, Current Work, and Future Plans @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
    Presenter: Christine G. Parks, MSPH, PhD, Staff Scientist, Epidemiology Branch National Institute of Environmental Health Studies
  • Safety Sensitivity of Opioid Use in High Hazardous Industries Such as Agriculture @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm CDT
    Presenters:  Heather Lyons-Burney, Pharm.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, UMKS School of Pharmacy at MSU; Ann Marie Butler Kemp, MD, Professor and Associate Director Family Medicine Residency Program Associate Professor Clinical Pharmacy, USCIS Civil Surgeon, University of Mississippi Medical Center; and  Charlotte Halverson, RN, COHN-S, Clinical Director AgriSafe Network

Wednesday, September 18

  • Safeguarding Children and Youth who Live, Work and Play on Farms and Ranches @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
    Presenter: Melissa Ploeckelman, Outreach Specialist, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
  • Exploring the Invest in Your Health Trainer Exchange @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm CDT
    Presenter – Natalie Roy, MPH, Executive Director, AgriSafe Network

Thursday, September 19

  • Hazard Communication Standards @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
    Presenter: Dan Neenan, MBA, Paramedic, Director, National Education Center for Agricultural Safety

Friday, September 20

  • Reducing the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes for Perinatal Illness for Female Ag Producers @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
    Presenter – Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH, Communications Director, AgriSafe Network
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