AgriSafe in Action- April 2018 

AgriSafe Board Seats Available 

If you are interested in serving on a mission driven, innovative and experienced Board of Directors, consider placing an application  or nominating a colleague.  For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. You may also complete a nomination form by clicking here, the board nomination deadline is  Monday, April 23, 2018.  

Nurse Scholar Program, Private Pay Option Available 

The AgriSafe Nurse Scholar program is a
distance learning opportunity available to rural nurses.  Distance education (a total of 18 hours),  provided by experienced health & safety  educators will enable rural nurses to  increase  their knowledge base in  identification and  assessment of diseases  related to agricultural work exposures. The first cohort will have a maximum of 35 nurses. 

Application period: Applications for the AgriSafe Nurse Scholar program can be
submitted through May 16, 2018.

Interested applicants must provide proof of licensure in primary state of practice, a
brief educational history/background, and area/type of current nursing practice. 
For more information contact  BSN,COHN-S, Clinical Director. To find out more about the AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Program,click here .
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month 

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the latest statistics show an increase of motor vehicle fatalities up 6% from 2015. In addition, more than 40,000 people were killed on our nation's roadways last year, and distracted driving is a major contributor. Distracted driving has been identified as a public health crisis and is preventable. 
Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. NSC offers infographics, posters, fact sheets and a number of social media-friendly graphics.Connect to resources from National Safety Council by clicking here.
AgriSafe released it's Progress Report on Women in Agriculture. 
Progress Report- Preparing Women in Agriculture

AgriSafe has been working to improve the health and safety among female agriculture producers. Through our women's health campaigns in collaboration with CS-CASH, Women in Agriculture organizations, commodity associations, farm media and FarmHer  we have  customized occupational health trainings, media messages and a toolkit for women. To read our full progress report, click here

If you would like more information on Women's Health, please contact Linda Emanuel, RN Community Health Nurse, AgriSafe. 

Funding for this project is provided by the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, NIOSH AFF Grant U54 OH010162.
Stand-Up for Engulfment Prevention April 9th-13th

Please join AgriSafe and it's partners in the Stand Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention April 9th - 13th. In promotion of this week, AgriSafe is featuring three Webinars from Partners at Grain Safety Coalition and NECAS. 

To find out more about Stand-Up activities, please click here

Upcoming Webinars (Register Early, Space Limited) 
The Ergonomics of Hand Planting Reforestation Work
Monday, April 9, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central Time
Cost: free and open to the public

Presenter(s):  Robert Granzow, MS, AEP and Mark Schall, PhD, CPE
Auburn University 

Confined Space: Grain Bin Entry
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central Time
Cost: free and open to the public

Presenter: Dan Neenan, BA, MBA 
Manager, National Education Center for Agricultural Safety

Understanding Agricultural Respiratory Hazards with Emphasis on Respirator Selection as a Prevention Strategy
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central Time
Cost: free and open to the public

Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S, Clinical Director
AgriSafe Network

Reducing Grain Bin Entry Risks
Friday, April 13, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central Time
Cost: free and open to the public

Grain Handling Safety Coalition

FREE Training: Respiratory Hazards in Grain Handling 

AgriSafe in partnership with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) is offering  health and safety training to grain handling workers through training workshops.

Training topics include confined space grain bin entry, respiratory protection program and prevention strategies. 

Target audience includes agricultural producers, workers in high-hazard grain operations and English and non-English speaking grain handling workers.

For more information on AgriSafe and NECAS Free Trainings, please contact, 
contact  Knesha Rose-Davison, Health Communications Director or call  866-312-3002 ext 2.

For additional program details, click here  
Would you like to share your story? Submit your ag health and safety stories and/or pictures with contact information to    Knesha Rose-Davison at AgriSafe Network. We'd love to hear from you. Stay tuned with AgriSafe on FaceBook, Twitter and LinkedIn.