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Free Webinars Offer Safety Education

As part of National Farm Safety and Health Week, AgriSafe Network is partnering with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety to offer several free webinars for ag producers, health-care professionals, educators, trainers, and safety professionals.

Already this week, Michele Devlin of the Iowa Center on Health Disparities and Mark Grey of the University of Iowa’s Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration hosted a session entitled, “New Immigrants in the Midwest and Agricultural Health Implications.” Also, Charlotte Halverson, clinical director of AgriSafe, hosted “Respiratory Health and Personal Protective Equipment for Ag Producers.”

On Wednesday, September 19, at 12:00 p.m. CDT, Marsha Salswedel of the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety will present “Children and Tractors: Myths, Facts, or Other.” At the same time, Natalie Roy, executive director of the AgriSafe Network, will host “Train the Trainer: Hazard Mapping in the Ag Classroom.”

On Thursday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m. CDT, Chad Roy of Tulane University and Knesha Rose-Davison of the AgriSafe Network will present “Safe and Healthy Recovery After a Farm Flood.” That same day at noon, Dan Neenan of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety will host “Confined Space: Grain Bin Entry.”

On Friday, September 21, Linda Emanuel and Knesha Rose-Davison of the AgriSafe Network will offer “Optimizing the Health of the Female Agricultural Producer.”

To register for an upcoming webinar or view a recording of one that has already occurred, visit agrisafe.org/nfshweek2018.

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