AgriSafe in Action: November 2019
Talking to Farmers About Pain Management and Opioid Use
AgriSafe created a guide on talking to agricultural workers about pain management and opioid use. This guide was specifically designed for rural health care professionals.
November 13-14, 2019
 Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference 2019
The Iowa Rural Health Association (IRHA) and Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health (MRASH) will hold a joint conference in Marshalltown, IA on November 13-14. This 2019 joint conference brings disaster response in rural areas, emergency response planning, mental and behavioral health, and more to the forefront. Register here and join in learning more about "reframing, refocusing, and rebuilding.”
2020 AgrAbility National Training Workshop
AgriSafe in Action: CASA Conference
Natalie Roy, Executive Director of AgriSafe, presented at the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) conference held in Quebec Canada. Titled “ Teach Your Way Open Source Ag Health and Safety Curriculum” Natalie shared five free training modules that educators are welcome to use in their classroom. The CASA conference provided exceptional professional development especially in the area of mental health. Natalie was fortunate to attend a training workshop presented by Kim Hyndman-Moffat focused on strategies to respond to farmers under stress. Lessons learned from our Canadian colleagues will be applied to our work in the US. 
AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Program
The AgriSafe Nurse Scholar program ia an 18 credit hour distance education course focused on the field of agricultural health and safety. It will be available by OnDemand webinar viewing beginning early in 2020. Our current live webinar class is diverse and represents a cross section of Nurses from the United States as well as Canada.
November Health Spotlight: Flu Vaccine
Influenza is a potentially life threatening disease that may lead to hospitalization and even death in serious cases. The U.S. flu season is just beginning and can last through May. According to the CDC, peak infections typically occur December through February. Make sure you are taking all of the necessary precautions to protect yourself from this virus.

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get an influenza (flu) vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination to prevent flu is particularly important for people who are at high risk of developing serious flu complications.
For more information on the flu vaccine, Click Here!
Upcoming Webinars!
Train the Trainer: Stay Cool! Prevention of Heat Related Illnesses
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
Presenter: Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH, AgriSafe Network
Ergonomic Safety for Farm Women

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Presenter: Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network
Reducing the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes for Female Ag Producers

Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Presenter: Knesha Rose-Davision, MPH
Communications Director, AgriSafe Network
Hazard Communication Standards

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Presenter: Dan Neenan, MBA, Paramedic 
Director, National Education Center for Agricultural Safety 
NY FarmNet - Helping Farmers Weather the Storm of Emotions + Economics

Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Presenters: Kate Downes, Outreach Director
Brenda O'Brien, Family Consultant
NY FarmNet
AgriSafe on Air
AgriSafe's Linda Emanuel participated in a Nebraska NPR NET radio broadcast and website story regarding farm related reproductive risks and pregnancy. Discussion centered around reproductive risks, current research, and health care complexities in rural areas. To learn more Click Here !
Wildfire Resources

UC Davis Westen Center for Agricultural Health and Safety has developed new wildfire smoke exposure training resources for outdoor workers which have significant implications for the agricultural industry. These resources have been developed to assist employers and protect workers. Resources are also available in spanish. To learn more Click here!
Protecting Yourself Against Salmonella Illness
The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health recently featured an article written by Amanda Wickman that provides in depth information on Salmonella. According to the CDC, there have been eight Salmonella outbreaks documented in 2019 so far. For information on salmonella and other monthly safety blasts please check out the article here. Click here!