Avian Influenza Resources

Use the following documents to learn more about Avian Influenza or to distribute information in your workplace or with your network:

Toolkit

  • HPAI Toolkit: This toolkit from the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center provides more resources on monitoring your flock’s health, biosecurity, PPE, and more!

Videos

Webinars

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Ag Worker Health and Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza is a disease caused by viruses that can infect birds and people. Avian influenza viruses are routinely present in wild bird species and can be transmitted to backyard and commercial poultry, but very rarely to people. This presentation will focus on understanding the current state of the avian influenza outbreak in the US and provide recommendations for personal protective equipment for people who work with poultry and poultry products.

Respiratory Fit Testing in Agricultural Communities (June 24, 2020)

Respiratory PPE fit testing helps assure the best protection against dangerous airborne particles. Agricultural workers face a myriad of challenges in obtaining a proper fit test and who can provide this service. Additionally, there are gray areas of misunderstanding about the fit testing mandates in certain agricultural populations. 

Respiratory Protection Issues in Agriculture – What to Wear & Does It Fit?

The business of agriculture presents a myriad of hazards, including exposures to dusts, molds, pesticides and other chemicals, gases, as well as welding fumes and particles. Deciding what protection to use to prevent acute and chronic respiratory diseases is confusing. In addition, just finding the right protective gear can be a challenge. This webinar will address those issues and provide information on the importance of fit testing and fit (seal) checks.

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