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Webinar: Veteran Farmers: Reducing Noise Exposure & Protecting Your Health
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Marjorie McCullagh, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAAN
Professor and Occupational Health Nursing Program Director, University of Michigan School of Nursing

Summary: Ag producers experience frequent exposure to high noise and have among the highest prevalence rates of hearing loss among all categories of workers. Additionally, noise exposure impacts multiple organ systems, contributing to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and other highly prevalent diseases. Although the effects of noise can be mitigated through use of hearing protection and other strategies, these methods are highly underused in this worker group. In this Webinar designed for agricultural producers who are military veterans, learners will learn how to identify hazardous noise sources, strategies to reduce exposure to hazardous noise; and select and use of strategies to protect themselves from the negative effects of noise on their hearing and general health.

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify harmful noise sources which have the potential to cause hearing damage and other health effects;

  2. Identify strategies to reduce exposure to hazardous noise;

  3. Describe appropriate selection and use of personal protective equipment

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 This webinar is available to all participants for free because of generous support from the Central State Center for Agricultural Safety and Health.

Contact: Natalie Roy - [email protected] or Stacey Jenkins - [email protected]