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AgriSafe has long been a trusted voice in the health and safety of the people who feed the world, and we’re excited to bring that to you in a new format. Tune in every month to hear the latest from health and safety experts in agriculture. Together we’ll tackle the safety issues important to the producers and ag workers.
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To access the sources mentioned in this episode, or for more information, visit: AgriSafe's Invest in Your Health curriculums AgriSafe's No Safe Way to Vape train-the-trainer The National quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW, aka 1-800-784-8669 (if you have never heard of a quitline, check out this article, "Fives Reasons Why Calling a Quitline is a Key to Your…
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Heat-related illnesses should not be taken lightly. Here are some helpful resources, to keep you safe this summer: The Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) page on heat illness prevention which has guides for employers, and tips for workers (including their rights) California OSHA's heat-related illness prevention page The Western…
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- For more information about heart health and to find free educational resources and tips to prevent heart disease, visit the NHLBI website at www.nhlbi.nih.gov and The Heart Truth® program at www.hearttruth.gov - If you are interested in QPR training, visit: https://www.agrisafe.org/QPR/ Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.or…
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To check out the study we mentioned in this episode, visit this link: Mental Health in Farming Communities - study by Dawn Garrett-Wright, Catherine Malin, and Susan Jones Not a farmer? Read this article, Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture, from Penn State Extension - If you are interested in QPR training, visit: …
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Content advisory: This episode covers some sensitive issues on mental health including discussion of suicide. Check out the 19 minute documentary, Muckville, for free on Hudsy! Check out the USDA's Financial Resources for Farmers - If you are interested in QPR training, visit: https://www.agrisafe.org/QPR/ Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https…
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We are using the term "ergonomic technology" to encompass any tool (physical or digital) that enables someone to better accomplish their tasks, including assistive technology and wearable technology. Resources: Check out AgrAbility's Assistive Technology page for guidelines and resources fo assitive tech on the farm Check out the New Technologies f…
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Resources: Find your local ag extension office – follow the link for your state and select the county that is closest to you! They are there to help you out, don’t hesitate to contact them with questions. - UofA Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines – many helpful guides for all types of ag work, including animal handling and relevant tasks. – NFMC & …
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Check out the following sites: CRT, Community Restorative Training, which is a culturally responsive stress reduction and mental wellness program, designed to support the Latino Community and its multicultural allies. It combines education with guided practices including breathing patterns, meditation and mindfulness techniques, and restorative mov…
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Heroes to Hives – based out of Michigan but it is national The Farmer Veteran Coalition Homegrown by Heroes FV Fellowship ATERA IT resources for veterans NCAT Armed to Farm - If you are interested in QPR training, visit: https://www.agrisafe.org/QPR/ Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/ View upcoming webinars: h…
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Check out these resources: AgriSafe's Webinar with Michele Payn on "Protecting Your Brain from Stress" - make a free Learning Lab account and "register" to access!) USDA's Free Farm Mediation Services - find the free resource for your state and reach out! WebMD's article on "Ways to Manage Stress" - If you are interested in QPR training, visit: htt…
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MSU Ag Extension has a lot of helpful fact sheets regardless of what state you live in! Check them out at the links below: MSU's Farm Labor & Human Resources MSU's Farm Stress Program Stan Moore et al.'s research discussed in this episode - Check out our 10 free webinars for National Farm Safety and Health Week: https://www.agrisafe.org/nfshw/ - If…
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If you work or live around farm animals, you should listen to this podcast episode! This episode gives surface level info on zoonotic diseases - what they are, the most common ones found in the US, how you can get them, how you can prevent getting them, and more! We also point out some important information for expecting mothers, or women who may b…
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Here are some relevant telehealth resources: Telehealth basics Getting help accessing telehealth Health centers provide services regardless of patients’ ability to pay and services are charged on a sliding fee scale - use this tool to find health centers that offer telehealth - If you are interested in QPR training, visit: https://www.agrisafe.org/…
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Here are some relevant telehealth resources: Telehealth basics Getting help accessing telehealth Health centers provide services regardless of patients’ ability to pay and services are charged on a sliding fee scale - use this tool to find health centers that offer telehealth If you are interested in QPR training, visit: https://www.agrisafe.org/QP…
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Check out these resources: Webinar: Farm Youth Mental Health: What We Know and How to Help Interactive learning module for youth: Cultivating a Healthy Mind Website: Mindfulness for Teens Website: Useful tips for teens on a variety of topics Website: Youth health and safety on the farm PDF: Helplines and Websites for Youth / Teens If you are intere…
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Are you missing out on conversations? All farmers and ranchers are at risk for hearing loss due to their exposures to noises and chemicals and solvents on their farm - and as we age, everyone loses their hearing ability to some degree. Listen to this episode to hear more info on hearing loss, what its like, and how to prevent it. Also check out som…
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Check out the NIOSH Total Worker Health® approach here: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/totalhealth.html Check out AgriSafe's Total Farmer Health® (TFH) model here: https://www.agrisafe.org/total-farmer-health/, and click on each health icon on the TFH model for more info and resources! If you're a healthcare professional, check out FarmResponse®: ht…
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Links: Women in Ag annual conference: https://wia.unl.edu/conference Mental Health Innovations Exchange: https://www.agrisafe.org/mental-health-innovations-exchange/ Women in Ag Health Topic from AgriSafe: https://www.agrisafe.org/healthcare/women/ If you are interested in QPR training, visit: https://www.agrisafe.org/QPR/ Sign up for the AgriSafe …
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To learn more about Nicole's work, visit American Farmland Trust and learn about the Women for the Land project. Support of this podcast on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility is due to the generous support of ButcherBox. We want to extend a special thanks to our sponsors and partners, who make our work possible through their dedication…
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30 Tips and Tricks for Better Sleep: go.unl.edu/sleeptips Hear more from Susan Harris in her 2020 webinar, Sleepless in America. If you are interested in QPR training, visit: https://www.agrisafe.org/QPR/ Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/ View upcoming webinars: https://www.agrisafe.org/events/ Script Arrange…
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Throughout this episode, you might hear the mention of “VR” – this stands for vocational rehabilitation. VR is rehab assistance for individuals with mental or physical disabilities, to help them with employment and to increase their independence. To access AgrAbility’s assistive technology database, visit their digital toolbox (click on “view by ca…
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Geriatric medicine focuses on healthcare for adults over the age of 65, and falls are a common and serious health concern for this population. Falls are often multifactorial, usually associated with a decline in someone’s cognitive or physical ability. Every year, more than 1 in 4 adults over the age of 65 fall at least once, but less than half tel…
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Sign up for or renew your plan at the health insurance marketplace via healthcare.gov! Call 800-318-2516 to get assistance navigating the health insurance marketplace! Find additional resources and materials from the University of Delaware or the University of Maryland (Health Insurance 4 U, Smart Choice, Smart Use). You can also take this quick he…
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Learn more about Food in the Field, sign up for their newsletter, and get some field friendly recipes! Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/ View upcoming webinars: https://www.agrisafe.org/events/ Script Arranged by Laura Siegel Hosted by Carey Portell Edited by Joel Sharpton Special Guests: Hannah Guenther and …
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Register for National Farm Safety and Health Week. National resources mentioned in the episode: Rural Realities podcast, episode on mindfulness 211 The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) The Emergency Assistance For Livestock, Honeybees, And Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP) The Emergency Livestock Relief Program (E…
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Register for National Farm Safety and Health Week. Find NIOSH approved PPE, including for respiratory health. Use the AgriSafe Agricultural Respirator Selection Guide to find the right mask for the job. Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/ View upcoming webinars: https://www.agrisafe.org/events/ Created by AgriS…
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Visit Cultivate Safety to learn more about youth injuries on the farm. View the Youth Work Guidelines too! Contact the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety here. Learn more about AgriSafe's Invest In Your Health program. Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/ View upcoming webina…
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View AgriSafe's Mental Health Resources in the AgriSafe Health Hub: https://www.agrisafe.org/healthcare/mental-health/ Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/ View upcoming webinars: https://www.agrisafe.org/events/ Script Arranged by Laura Siegel Hosted by Carey Portell Edited by Joel Sharpton Special Guests: Dr. …
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Thanks to Adina Bercowicz, Founder and Executive Director of LymeTV, for joining us! Visit her website lymetv.org to see resources and learn more. Reach out to LymeTV at info@lymetv.org. Here are Adina's tips for preventing tick bites: put your clothes in the dryer wear clothing treated with permethrin spray your skin with a skin-safe, EPA approved…
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Learn more about Heirs' Property from the USDA's National Agricultural Library and their Forest Service Southern Research Station. Learn more about the LEAP Coalition at John Deere. Learn how stress, such as the financial and relationship stress that can be caused by heirs' property, impacts your health from the National Library of Medicine. Sign u…
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Dan Neenan is the Director of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. Email him at neenand@nicc.edu. See their full list of trainings. Register for the February 24th webinar or watch the recording. Learn about eye protection for work including anhydrous ammonia application from the National Farm Medicine Center. Read more about Perso…
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Learn More Read about some ways to practice gratitude from the National Institute of Health. Read research showing that gratitude practices is one of the therapy steps most likely to be completed by rural residents receiving mental health services at free medical fairs. Rural Wellness from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the U…
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Hear more from Dr. Chasek in the webinar Agriculture and Alcohol Use on December 8th. Continuing Education is available for live attendees or those who listen to the recording from the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety. For more information: Read about the impact of alcohol on the body and standard drink sizes, alcohol use disorder,…
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For more information on Ivermectin: Ivermectin medication information in both tablet and topical forms from MedlinePlus Debunking COVID-19 Myths from Mayo Clinic Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19 from the FDA Statement from Merck on use of Ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment Ivermectin Fact Sheet from AgriSafe For more in…
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Welcome to the Talking Total Farmer Health podcast from AgriSafe Network. At AgriSafe we work to protect the people that feed the world by supporting the health and safety professionals assuring access to preventative services for farm families and the agricultural community. To see more from AgriSafe, including webinars and our newsletter, visit w…
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Summary: Anhydrous ammonia (NH3) is an effective nitrogen crop fertilizer used throughout the Midwest and beyond. Anhydrous ammonia is potentially dangerous, as it seeks water from the nearest source, which may be the human body – especially the eyes, lungs, and skin because of their high moisture content. Few problems occur when anhydrous ammonia …
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Summary: Difficult conversations are something that people rarely look forward to. The reality is ignoring a situation and hoping that it will resolve itself, rarely works. Join us to learn how to confidently step into a tough conversation and promote open communication. Intended Audience: Anyone who wants to be more effective when faced with a tou…
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Summary: Respiratory protection strategies for women working in agriculture can be a challenge. Purchasing respiratory protective equipment and achieving proper fit is often difficult. This one-hour webinar program will address dangerous exposures in agricultural work and the importance of respiratory protective equipment for women. It will include…
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Summary: Injuries are the most common cause of death for children and adolescents, and farms and ranches present many unique hazards to youth. During this presentation, we will discuss many of these including augers, grain bins, gravity boxes, tractors, power take-offs (PTOs), manure pits, chemical exposures, animals, and gasoline-powered pressure …
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Summary: This presentation describes a pilot community-based suicide prevention program. Eighteen trainers from various farmer-connected groups such as commodity groups, equipment dealers, farm safety trainers, teachers, ministers, and rural health nurses obtained credentials as QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) trainers. Over 450 persons were trained …
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Summary: Zoonotic Diseases are transmitted between farm animals and humans and can pose additional risks to those who are pregnant. According to the World Health Organization, more than half of all human pathogens are zoonotic and have represented nearly all emerging pathogens during the past decade. Farmers and farmworkers have higher levels of ri…
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Summary: Tractors have traditionally been a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries on and around farms and ranches. Other agricultural vehicles are adding to this trend. This webinar will cover the basic hazards associated with agricultural tractors and agricultural vehicles and how to prevent injuries from these hazards. Intended Audience: S…
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Summary: Rural roads play an important role in moving people and goods in the U.S., but all too often, crashes occur, and fatalities happen. These fatalities are not just statistics, but are our loved ones and community members, so how do we proactively work to reach zero? In this webinar, we will examine the concept that rural road safety is a sha…
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Summary: With 18+ hour workdays, the stress of the weather, dealing with markets and policies, and limited nutritious, one-handed dining options, it is easy to put healthy eating on the back burner during the busy seasons of harvest and planting. Food in the Field is an online nutrition program seeking to nutritiously feed those who feed us in the …
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Summary: Hurricane Michael was the worst agriculture disaster in Georgia's history. The Department of Agriculture partnered with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Georgia Department of Public Health to develop outreach and educational materials to support farmer mental health in the state. This work …
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In 2018, the U.S. Surgeon General called for increased awareness and availability of naloxone, the opioid antagonist, to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Despite the rise in the dispensing of naloxone, there is a significant gap in our response across all sectors of society. In the rural parts of our country, where emergency response times c…
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Summary: Workers in the agricultural industry experience multiple hazardous respiratory exposures. It is important to understand these risks and to know the appropriate protective equipment to purchase and use. The female workforce often experiences a challenge finding the right protection with a proper fit. This 30-minute program will address both…
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Summary: Tick borne illnesses often go undetected for years. Our speakers will provide unique perspectives from clinicians, resource development, and emotional support of those suffering with Lyme disease. The webinar will provide up to date education, understanding of the complex disease presentation, Lyme disease resources and awareness of the lo…
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The occupational hazards that farmers face put them at greater risk for acute and chronic pain as a result of ergonomic repetition, accident, or surgical procedure. Addressing specific occupational sources of pain and what activities the pain inhibits are crucial to improving treatment. This module will focus on how to transform the conversation be…
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