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Women’s Advisory Council

Female agricultural producers are invited to volunteer as a member of the AgriSafe Women’s Advisory Council (AWAC). The AWAC is a unique opportunity for women leaders in agriculture to impactRead More

National farmworker women's health week, May 15-21.

National Farmworker Women’s Health Week

WHAT IS NFWHW? National Farmworker Women’s Health Week is a public awareness campaign aimed at increasing public consciousness and understanding of the health risks farmworker women face, and as anRead More

Ergonomic Safety for Farm Women (December 1, 2020)

It is no secret – women are playing an increased role in production agriculture. They account for about one-third of the management, ownership and work on farms, ranches and in crop production. A major challenge continues to be access to protective equipment that meets the ergonomic needs of women. This program is intended to help women in rural/agricultural communities identify ergonomic issues leading to musculoskeletal injuries in farm and ranch work and discover resources to aid in injury prevention.

National Farmworker Women's Health Week May 14-20. Pay gap & healthcare; workplace harassment. Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs: FOP.

National Farmworker Women’s Health Week

During the week of May 14-20, the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs will be hosting the National Farmworker Women’s Health Week (NFWHW) to increase public consciousness and understanding of theRead More

Appropriate PPE for Women in Agriculture

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical for ensuring a safe working environment in agriculture. It is essential to utilize PPE that meets safety standards, is appropriate for your work, and is the proper fit. PPE is often designed with men in mind, making adequate fit and function problematic for women in agriculture. This training will address the different hazards in agricultural work and the appropriate PPE for women. Additionally, this training will review how to conduct both a respirator fit test and a fit check (seal check) procedure. This presentation aims to guide the selection and effectiveness of PPE worn by women in the agricultural field.

Women in Agriculture

Links:  Women in Ag annual conference: https://wia.unl.edu/conference Mental Health Innovations Exchange: https://www.agrisafe.org/mental-health-innovations-exchange/ Women in Ag Health Topic from AgriSafe: https://www.agrisafe.org/healthcare/women/ If you are interested in QPR training, visit: https://www.agrisafe.org/QPR/ Sign up forRead More

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Ergonomic Safety for Farm Women

It is no secret – women are playing an increased role in production agriculture. They account for about one-third of the management, ownership and work on farms, ranches and inRead More

Safety in the Field: Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment for Farm Workers

Thirty-six percent of the 3.4 million producers counted in the census are women. Education will focus on all women including farmworker women and their employers on reporting violent incidents to authorities, making employees aware of their legal rights, safe work practices, medical referrals, treatment, and options including counseling if needed.

Eliminating Workplace Violence in the Field for Employers (December 2, 2021)

Thirty-six percent of the 3.4 million producers counted in the census are women. Education will focus on all women including farmworker women and their employers on reporting violent incidents to authorities, making employees aware of their legal rights, safe work practices, medical referrals, treatment, and options including counseling if needed.

Webinar: ATV-UTV Safety for Women

ATV-UTV Safety for Women Summary: Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers are at very high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries, and farming is one of few industriesRead More

Webinar: ATV-UTV Safety for Women

ATV-UTV Safety for Women Summary: Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers are at very high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries, and farming is one of few industriesRead More

Webinar: ATV-UTV Safety for Women

ATV-UTV Safety for Women Summary: Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers are at very high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries, and farming is one of few industriesRead More

Women and Heat Stress

People who work outdoors are more likely to become dehydrated and experience heat-related illness or heat stress. Although illness from exposure to heat is preventable, thousands become sick from occupational heat exposure every year, and some cases are fatal. Agriculture is an industry where workers have suffered heat-related illnesses. Specific groups within the agricultural community, including pregnant women, older workers, and young children, could have elevated risks related to prolonged heat and humidity exposure. However, with proper information and preventative action, heat-related illness can be avoided for all populations in the agricultural community.