Webinar: Musculoskeletal & Ergonomic Safety for Forest Workers

Summary: Forest workers face unique ergonomic challenges due to their exposure to extreme environmental conditions, heavy workload, and dangerous tools and machines. The forest sector has one of the highest rates of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), almost 100 times higher than the industrial targets the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) set. This programRead More

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Monthly Mental Health Innovations Exchange- AgriStress Response Network

Meeting Purpose: The purpose of these monthly meetings is to engage innovative ideas and strategies to serve the farming and ranching community in the area of mental health. Please extend invitations to colleagues and other professionals that are interested in this subject.   Register Here   Interested in sharing a mental health innovation? Email CareyRead More

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Monthly Mental Health Innovations Exchange- AgriStress Response Network

Meeting Purpose: The purpose of these monthly meetings is to engage innovative ideas and strategies to serve the farming and ranching community in the area of mental health. Please extend invitations to colleagues and other professionals that are interested in this subject.   Register Here   Interested in sharing a mental health innovation? Email CareyRead More

NFSHW24: Sharing the Road, Agricultural Equipment and the Driving Public

Summary: A collision between agriculture equipment and a passenger vehicles on a roadway often result in serious injury or fatalities. Ag equipment is much larger and heavier than personal vehicles.  As agriculture changes, even in rural areas, there are fewer residents that are familiar with ag equipment and may not have an understanding how theRead More

NFSHW24: Noise: Bad for My Ears, and Heart Too? 

Summary: A growing number of studies show that noise increases the risk for broad-ranging physiological and psychological illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, depression, behavioral problems, and cognition (among others). This session will provide participants with state-of-the-science information regarding the effects of occupational and environmental noise on health. A variety of methods to protect adults andRead More

NFSHW24: Conversations on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) Training

Summary: CALM (Conversations on Access to Lethal Means) is a suicide prevention training that encourages safe storage of lethal means (firearms and medications) during a suicidal crisis. By temporarily putting time and distance between a suicidal person and highly lethal means, a life may be saved. CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means was originally created asRead More

NFSHW24: Three-Step Process to Farm Succession Planning

Summary: Research shows that working with other family members and succession planning are top stressors for farmers. This presentation will provide an overview of common barriers to planning for the next generation of owners/managers for family-owned farms. It will discuss recent research on what service professionals need from the owners to better serve their successionRead More

NFSHW24: Training Future Generations of Farmers through Registered Apprenticeship

Summary: The agriculture industry faces a shortage of skilled farmers with many experienced farmers nearing retirement age. We will highlight how farmers can utilize Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) to train the next generation of farmers, combining classroom and online learning with hands-on experience on working farms.  Intended Audience:  Business owners, HR staff, Ag educators, workforceRead More

NFSHW24: No Safe Way to Vape

Summary:  This session aims to provide attendees the tools necessary to equip their students with a comprehensive understanding of the health risks associated with vaping, debunk common myths, and foster critical thinking and informed decision-making skills. Through detailed exploration of vaping's short-term and long-term effects, interactive discussions, and evidence-based counterarguments, attendees will learn a varietyRead More

NFSHW24: Causes of Oxygen Deficiency, Confined Space, and Toxic Fumes Identified in the OSHA Accident Database

Summary: This webinar presents an in-depth analysis of records from the OSHA Accident Database, focusing on incidents coded as "Oxygen Deficiency," "Confined Space," and "Toxic Fume" from January 1, 2014, to May 23, 2024. The presentation will identify trends, common causes, and effective preventive measures for these hazardous conditions. Through a detailed examination of theseRead More

NFSHW24: Grain Related Entrapments – Are we Focusing on the Right Problem?

Summary: A review of the literature related to the problem of grain related entrapments and engulfments clearly suggests that the most effective response is to focus on rescuing workers once entrapped. The evidence shows that this approach is both inconsistent with the data and has generated little progress in reducing the frequency and severity ofRead More