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Webinar: Lessons Learned in Covid-19 Prevention Efforts among Agriculture Workers and Employers
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

 

Lessons Learned in Covid-19 Prevention Efforts among Agriculture Workers and Employers

Summary: Agriculture work sites, shared worker housing, and shared worker transportation vehicles present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Consistent application of specific preparation, prevention, and management measures can help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Best practices in Covid-19 testing and contact training will be shared to help agricultural producers identify strategies for responding on their farm. The CDC Covid-19 prevention guidance for agriculture will also be shared to assist employers in adopting recommendations to protect workers.

Intended Audience: Agricultural employers, farm workers, farmers, ranchers, agribusiness, and other Ag safety and health professionals 

Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to gain an understanding of:

  • current CDC/OSHA guidelines for COVID-19 prevention in the agriculture industry
  • airborne transmission characteristics of SARS-Cov-2
  • the principles of testing for infectious diseases
  • the difference between the various tests currently available for SARS-COV-2
  • COVID19 contact tracing protocols  

Presenters: 

Charles L. Hyman, MD Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY

Jennifer M. Lincoln, PhD, CSP, CAPT (retired), US Public Health Service, Associate Director, Office of Agriculture Safety and Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Douglas Trout, MD, MHS, Chief, Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Chad Roy, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.. Director, Infectious Disease Aerobiology, Director, Biodefense Research Programs, Tulane National Primate Research Center and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Tulane School of Medicine

Natalie Roy, MPH Executive Director, AgriSafe Network

 

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