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Prevention of COVID-19 Among the Agricultural Industry – Contact Tracing

July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Contact tracing from one person to multiple people

Last updated on August 23rd, 2021 at 04:23 pm

Summary: The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and associated coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has profoundly affected humans on a global scale in a noticeably short time. Individuals working in agriculture who, as “essential workers”, are exempt from stay-home mandates, and are naturally at increased risk of negative health, economic, social, and familial consequences from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Language and cultural differences, rural geographies, socioeconomic pressures, and immigration status are among the barriers that impede agricultural workers’ access to critical education and prevention technologies emerging to combat COVID-19.

Contact tracing is a tool that can help slow the spread of infectious diseases, such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Contact tracing helps protect you and your employees by letting people know they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Helping people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 get tested, self-quarantine or isolate to prevent the spread of disease (CDC). This presentation will also promote the use of COVID-19 vaccines, another tool to reduce the spread of disease for your workplace safety practices.

Intended Audience: Farm/Ranch owners and operators, health and safety professionals, safety officers or specialists, managers, supervisors, safety coordinators, health safety and environmental interns, and any person or persons who serve as safety personnel in an agricultural setting.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to…
• Explain the importance of COVID-19 occurrence, distribution, and control for agricultural safety.
• Understand how COVID-19 particularly impacts rural areas.
• Identify ways to limit the spread of COVID-19 in an agricultural work environment through contact tracing.
• Document at least three evidence-based resources on COVID-19 safety in the workplace.

This material was produced under grant number SH-99084-SH0 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Last updated on August 23rd, 2021 at 04:23 pm

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July 28, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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Emma Bergqvist