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National Farm Safety and Health Week 2014

NFHSW 2014

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Monday: Rural Roadway Safety

National Farm Safety and Health Week Kickoff Agenda


Rural Roadway Safety: Collisions between Motor Vehicles and Farm Equipment on U.S. Roadways

Day: Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
Time: 12-1 p.m. CST
Presenter: Murry Madsen, MBA
University of Iowa, School of Public Health
What you'll learn:
  • Number of farm equipment – motor vehicle collisions on roadways of U.S. states during 2013
  • Who is most often fatally or non-fatally injured in these collisions
  • At least three factors that contribute to collisions between farm equipment and motor vehicles on roadways

Tuesday: Health


Occupational Health: Health Assessment and Prevention Programs for Agricultural Producers

Day: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Time: 12-1 p.m. CST
Presenter: Carolyn Sheridan, BSN
Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network
What you'll learn:
  • How to identify AgriSafe, OSHA, NIOSH and other health prevention resources that are appropriate to production agriculture
  • How to discuss the responsible integration of wellness in an occupational health and safety aagricultural environment
  • How to describe the role of workplace assessments and employee/employer education

Wednesday: Children's Safety


Child Safety: Child Development and Tractor Operation

Day: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
Time: 12-1 p.m. CST
Presenter: David Schwebel, Ph.D., Professor
Dept. of Psychology, University of Alabama, Birmingham
What you'll learn:
  • To recognize young children do not have the developmental capacity to operate tractors safely
  • To understand that there are various aspects to child development and that all aspects – physical, perceptual, social, and cognitive development, plus sociocultural factors – must be in place for youth to operate tractors safely
  • How related scientific findings in child injury prevention might be applied to understand and preventing youth tractor injuries

Thursday: Confined Spaces in Agriculture


Grain Bin Safety: Grain Bin Entry

Day: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Time: 12-1 p.m. CST
Presenter: Dan Neenan, MBA
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
What you'll learn:
  • How to identify hazards associated with confined space work
  • How to understand the process for confined space entry and lock out/tag out procedures.
  • How to understand the correct harness that must be worn during an entry
  • How to understand the job responsibilities of a confined space attendant
  • Where to look for OSHA references and resources related to confined space entry in the grain industry

Friday: Tractor Safety


Tractor Safety: Whole System in a Room - Using a Dynamic, Multi-Stakeholder, Collaboration Process to Develop a National Tractor Safety Initiative

Day: Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Time: 12-1 p.m. CST
Presenter: Julie Sorenson, Ph.D., Deputy Director
New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH)/North East Center (NEC)
What you'll learn:
  • How to define the basic components of the Whole System in a Room (WSR) Process
  • How to list the steps involved in developing a "collaborative vision"
  • How to identify the types of issues that are compatible with WSR methodology