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NFSHW23: Emerging, Re-emerging and Long-standing Infectious Disease in Agricultural Workers and Cost-Effective Measures for Prevention

September 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Last updated on September 19th, 2023 at 03:04 pm

Summary: Agricultural workers are exposed to infectious agents that can lead to illness, lost time away from work, and other economic stress. A long-term illness may also negatively affect the workers’ family and their employer. In this fast-paced session, learn about emerging, reemerging, and long-standing infectious disease health risks. From Aspergillus to zoonotic diseases, you will learn to recognize specific disease agents and hazards and implement easy, cost-effective ways to reduce and prevent exposure and transmission in the agricultural workplace.

Intended Audience: Agricultural safety and health professionals, agribusiness managers and owners, and others who want to learn about reducing the risk of infectious disease in the agricultural workplace

Objectives: At the end of this webinar participants will be able to…

  1. Define emerging, reemerging, and long-standing infectious diseases that threaten the health of agricultural workers.
  2. Identify causes of infectious disease in agricultural workplaces.
  3. Understand how infectious agents are transmitted in agriculture.
  4. Discuss simple, low-cost solutions that can be implemented into risk management plans.

Presenter: Ellen Duysen, MPH, COHC
Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

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September 19, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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Ellen Duysen, MPH, COHC