AgriSafe in Action - June 2018 

Sun Protection Awareness Season

According to CDC, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States. Some people are at higher risk of skin cancer than others, such as farmers, but anyone can get it.  Our goal should be increasing the awareness of skin cancer and to call for actions to reduce its risk in this heated summer.
The most preventable cause of skin cancer is overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, either from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds. UV rays can damage our skin in as little as 15 minutes. Share these recommendations to help protect farmers from harmful UV rays. 
  • Take frequent  breaks, remember REST -WATER- SHADE. 
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing.
  • Use broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
To view our  resource on  Heat Related Illnesses, click here.  
NYCAMH/NEC Summer Webinar Series 

This summer join the sponsored webinar series by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) with funding from the New York State Department of Labor and the New York Department of Health.

All webinars will  begin at NOON Eastern Standard Time, 11:00 AM Central Standard time and will be free and open to the public. On Demand viewing will also be available. For a list of upcoming webinars,  click here. 
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, at 866-312-3002 ext. 002. 

For additional program details, click here  

AgriSafe Nurse Scholar 

The AgriSafe Nurse Scholar program is a
distance learning opportunity available to rural nurses. Various agricultural occupational health topics will be presented weekly. To view our schedule of  topics and dates, click here. For more information contact 
  BSN,COHN-S, Clinical Director. 
Upcoming Webinars (Register Early, Space Limited) 

Increasing the Use of Hearing Protection Among Farmers: Best Practices
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central Time
Cost: $75
AgriSafe members: $60 with promo code
Nurse Scholar participants: included in course fee

Marjorie McCullagh, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAAN 
University of Michigan 

Prevention of Heat Related Illnesses in Agriculture
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central Time
Cost: $75
AgriSafe members: $60 with promo code
Nurse Scholar participants: included in course fee

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

Respiratory Health of Agricultural Producers in Clinical Practice
Thursday, June 21, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central Time
Cost: $75
AgriSafe members: $60 with promo code
Nurse Scholar participants: included in course fee

Presenter: Sarah Hunt, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Regis University and Sanford Center for Digestive Health

Faculty Position Opening 

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at University of Florida, is in search of competitive faculty candidates for an Assistant Professor in Risk Analysis, Safety & Health of Agricultural Systems.  To review the position announcement click here .
Show Us Your #SunSafeSelfie!

CDC is encouraging everyone to show off their favorite ways to stay sun-safe and join the conversation to raise awareness about the benefits of sun protection!
  • Snap a photo of yourself, your friends, and your family using sun protection while outdoors.
  • Post it on social media and tag it with #SunSafeSelfie 
  • Practice what you post! (Plan ahead before outdoor work and/or activities, so you're always prepared to stay sun-safe.)
To find out more about #SunSafeSelfie, please check on  CDC website
AgriSafe in the Field 

The team at AgriSafe has been busy attending conferences in Reno, Nevada; Portland, Maine; Milwaukee, Wisconsin and New Orleans, Louisiana. 

We have been in exhibit halls, and sharing our work through presentations on Total Worker Health, Farm Flood Safety , our New Nurse Scholar Program and much more! To see what we've been up to, follow us on FaceBook , Twitter and LinkedIn .
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.