AgriSafe in Action- March 2017  

AgriSafe Clinical Director, Carolyn Sheridan RN, BSN conducting a respirator fit testing procedure. 
New! Lungs for Life Resources

AgriSafe has a new resource page  Lungs for Life that offers information on the latest revisions and bookmarks for common topics such as Respirators and Medical Evaluation. This page also provides information for owners of agricultural establishments and family members who must now comply with portions of the new standards even though they have some exceptions. Find more on these topics and additional information by clicking here

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Worker Protection Standard (WPS) was revised in 2015. Those revisions went into effect on January 1, 2017. 

Questions about these revisions? Contact Carolyn Sheridan RN, BSN, AgriSafe Clinical Director or call 1-866-312-3002 ext. 3.
Kendra Ulmer, RN,BSN, MN Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture with AgriSafe Staff David Sullivan, Agriculture Safety Specialist and Carolyn Sheridan, RN, BSN Clinical Director
Invest in Your Health- Canada

March 1 2017

AgriSafe Network and Canadian Center for Health and Safety in Agricultural partnered to bring the Invest in Your Health program to University of Saskatchewan AG Students. 

The AgriSafe Network collaborates with two and four year agricultural colleges to provide AgriSafe occupational health and educational services designed for college Ag students. 

Our goal through the Invest in Your Health program is to empower students to recognize agricultural health and safety risks and become their own health advocates. Learn more about the Invest in Your Health program options by clicking here
Welcome Newest Member to AYAC! 

AgriSafe is proud to announce our latest member to the Young Advisors Council. Katelyn Haydett, M.S. joins us from East Texas and shares why she volunteered to become a member. 

"I would be delighted to volunteer with AgriSafe Youth Advisory Council to further my knowledge on the health and safety facts and procedures that educate such a wide range of individuals. The ability for AgriSafe to span across multiple disciplines resonates with me personally as I pursue my MS in Environmental Toxicology and plan to enter the public health sector (whether it be continuing within the laboratory sciences or applying for veterinary school). I believe this leadership role will help me become more involved and allow me to serve as a representative for toxicology and zoonotic disease and the role they play in supporting the AgriSafe network!"

We still have much work to do and welcome additional youth/young adults ages 16-23 to apply, to learn more about the AYAC or additional student opportunities, click here . Welcome aboard Katelyn! 
Women's Health- Seeking Champions for Wellness

Have you experienced a life changing medical event? Your story can help other farm women take action and reach a higher level of wellness

AgriSafe Network is looking for real stories from women farmers who live, work and raise families on the farm. Our goal is to collect and share stories that inspire other women farmers to improve their health and safety while working on the farm. Tell your story, we want to hear about it! Submitting your story is easy. All you have to do is fill out a brief online survey.
New! Webinar Hosting Service  

AgriSafe now offers webinar hosting services to organizations who would like to outsource the technical aspect of offering webinars.

Services Include:
  • Up to 200 participants per webinar
  • Promotion of webinar to diverse audiences
  • Technical support and in-session moderation
  • Mp4 file of recorded training
  • On-Demand link to archived training for 90 days
  • Streamline registration and custom scheduling
  • Trial/test run with presenter(s)
  • Distribution of course materials
  • Polling questions, Pre and Post Tests
  • Attendance reports, test results and evaluations

To find out more regarding these service options, click here.

Upcoming Webinars (Register Early, Space Limited) 

Zoonotic Disease
Thursday, April 6, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central Time
Cost: $30.00 (free for AgriSafe members with coupon)

Charlotte Halverson, BSN, COHN-S
Occupational Health Nurse, AgriSafe Network

Allergic and Non-allergic Respiratory Disease in Farmers
April 26, 2017 - 12-1pm Central Time

Presenter: Jill Poole, MD
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy
University of Nebraska Medical Center

1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education is available for $20.00 for AgriSafe members

Share Your Stories -2016 Annual Report & Beyond!

Dear Members, 

AgriSafe is gathering stories, comments and pictures from our Student, Corporate, State Affiliate, Ag Producer, Organizational and Individual Members! 

Your feedback may be selected to use in our 2016 Annual Report as we continue to share and connect our valued partners and members. 

Thanks for your support and submit any content to Knesha Rose , Health Communications Coordinator. Questions? Contact Knesha at 
866-312-3002 ext. 2. 

Not a member? Click here to learn more about membership with AgriSafe and it's benefits.
National Rural Assembly Celebrates- Amazing Rural Women! 

In celebration of International Women's Day (March 8)  Karen Fukenbusch, was recognized by the National Rural Assembly for her tireless work with Missouri AgrAbility as Project Director.  
Please click here to read her story and celebrate the other recipients of this honor. 
Congratulations Karen! 
AgriMedicine Courses

Ag Med courses are offered at select institutions each year and are approved by AgriSafe as meeting the designation of a certified course. Topics may range among training sites, however, core topics generally include:

  • Integration of Ag Health
  • Special Risk Populations
  • Injury
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Transportation Hazards
  • Respiratory Health
  • Ergonomics
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Skin Cancer
  • Behavioral Health
At AgriSafe we believe that rural professionals should access training courses that
  • improve their clinical competency to serve the health care needs of farmers.
  • complement their passion to integrated occupational health in primary care
  • expand their knowledge of emerging issues that impact the lives of rural citizens. 

Target Audience
Nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, veterinarians, and other interested health care professionals.

View upcoming Agromedicine Courses click here

2017 Conferences, Training & Professional Development 
REGISTRATION for the 2017 ISASH Conference is now open. 

ISASH Conference
June 25-29, 2017
Riverwoods Conference Center
Logan, UT

 Utah State University is pleased to host the 2017 International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health Annual Conference. Located in the heart of Cache Valley, Logan sits at an elevation 4,534 feet above sea-level in the Bear River Range. Join us for an exciting conference as we discuss emerging issues relevant to the health and safety of people involved in production agriculture. Tours and speakers will highlight important facets of agriculture in the intermountain region. Crop production, dairy production, and emerging technologies will be the focus of the educational tours.

To register for the 2017 ISASH Conference click here

Grain Safety Training 

This March, several grain advocates, organizations and regional OSHA offices will host a Grain Safety Stand Down. The following documents will prepare you to host a grain safety event  What is a Safety Stand Down  and  How to Conduct a Safety Stand  at your work site. The Grain Safety Stand-Down will take place March 27-31, 2017. For additional information and to share your event details please click here.  
Would you like to share your story? Submit your stories or pictures with contact information to  Knesha Rose   at AgriSafe Network. We'd love to hear from you.