Webinar: More than Milk: Strong Bones and Injury Prevention for Aging Women in Ag

More than Milk: Strong Bones and Injury Prevention for Aging Women in Ag Summary: Do farmers or ranchers really retire? Generational family operations frequently include the aging parents, the living legends of agriculture. Farmers and ranchers self-identify good health with the ability to work. The normal aging process slows down one’s ability to engage inRead More

Webinar: ¡Basta! Working Together to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Agricultural Workplace

!Basta! Working Together to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Agricultural Workplace Summary: Workplace sexual harassment (WSH) in agriculture is a persistent and pervasive problem that threatens employees’ safety and well-being and damages organizational climate and trajectory. Until recently, tailored trainings about WSH and resources specific to the agricultural sector and its audiences were lacking. OverRead More

NFSHW23: ATV Safety


Summary: ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) are one of the most common and dangerous pieces of equipment on today’s farm. An average of 500 persons die and another 100,000 are seriously injured each year while operating ATVs. Nearly 60% of the fatalities occur in agriculture. This course teaches how to recognize, evaluate, and control common hazards whenRead More

NFSHW23: Chainsaw Safety Training


Summary: The Chainsaw Safety training program is intended for workers and managers in the agricultural and forestry industries.  The major focus of the program is on the identification of and the safe operation of chainsaws.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 36,000 people are injured by chainsaws annually. Intended Audience: ThisRead More

NFSHW23: Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease on Farms, Ranches and Ag Workplaces


Summary: Farmers, ranchers, and ag operators were deemed ‘essential’ during the COVID19 pandemic. Learning how to protect employees, families, clients, and the community evolved throughout the pandemic and uncertainty was often difficult to navigate. During this webinar, we hope to bring forward some of the lessons learned during the pandemic and help share strategies forRead More

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


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, youRead More

NFSHW23: Cardiovascular Health in Farm Workers with a Concentration on Females


Summary: More than 100 million  US adults have high blood pressure, often called the “silent killer.”  Half of those individuals affected do not know that they have it.  Men and Women of all ages are affected, and it can cause serious heart problems. In women, the number one cause of death in the US isRead More

NFSHW23: Strategies to Increase Access to Mental Health Services in Farm Worker Communities in Post-COVID Era


Summary: Farm workers experience high rates of mental health and substance use problems due to numerous risk factors. Barriers for mental health services prevent most farm workers from accessing culturally appropriate care. COVID highlighted the increased need for mental health support and services in farm worker populations.  Farm Workers experienced additional stress and did notRead More

NFSHW23: Confined Spaces on Dairy Farms


Summary: Confined spaces such as tanks and storage bins are recognized workplace hazards on agricultural production settings. Manure storage facilities are often not recognized as confined spaces, especially on dairy farms. These facilities meet the definition of a confined space as they can expose workers to toxic gases and other hazards. The purpose of thisRead More

NFSHW23: Saving Lives in Grain: Research and Strategies for Grain Entrapment Prevention and Response


Summary: In this informative presentation, we will explore the world of grain safety, shedding light on various types of incidents and the alarming statistics surrounding them. We will delve into the immense pressure exerted by grain, a contributing factor to the severity of injuries and tragic fatalities. Moreover, we will examine the distinction between youthRead More

NFSHW23: 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 createdRead More

NFSHW23: Protecting Your Brain from Stress


Summary: It’s no surprise that farmers’ behavioral health is positively correlated with crop production and healthy animals. But what happens when markets swing, there’s a drought, feed prices go sky-high, and you can’t find good employees? Stress. It’s the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. Stress creates chemical reactions inRead More