Certified Safe Farm: From Research to Practice
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Recorded Webinar Link: http://uiowa.adobeconnect.com/p3sv4jc3gc6/
Kelley Donham, Director of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health provided an introductory webinar on the Certified Safe Farm (CSF) program (www.certifiedsafefarm.com). The CSF program began as a research project in 1996 and has expanded with CSF programs being currently evaluated in Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and New York.
The CSF program consists of four main components: 1) occupational health screening, 2) on-farm safety review, 3) educational opportunities, and 4) incentives. The program has been extensively evaluated, and in comparison to control farms, the CSF farms have decreased rates of respiratory illness, increased use of PPE, and reduced medical care costs of up to 47% compared to controls. This webinar provided a brief overview of the program with a focus towards the on-farm safety review.
Moving Research in Agricultural Safety and Health to Practice: The NIOSH r2p Program
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Recorded Webinar Link: http://uiowa.adobeconnect.com/p50gq54hkh3/
How do we help assure that research becomes translated to controls and interventions that improve the health and safety of our farm population? Advancing Research to Practice through Community Partnerships (r2p) of the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) at The University of Iowa aims to do just that.
A feature of the GPCAH r2p program is to conduct bi-annual webinars to facilitate the process of r2p. This keynote webinar featured a description of the NIOSH r2p program and how this program can assist our agricultural communities. Partnering with NIOSH, the GPCAH hosted a lead-off presentation by Dr. Max Lum, Director of the NIOSH Office Health Communications. He provided an overview of the NIOSH r2p program (including 2-3 general success stories). Additionally, there was a presentation by Dr. George Conway, Director of the NIOSH Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program.