Helping a family member take care of his or her diabetes can be extremely frustrating, especially when that person is not following their physician-recommended regimen of checking their blood sugars, eating healthy, and being physically active. It is helpful to remember, however, that changing and then maintaining a new behavior is difficult. More importantly, when living with diabetes, family members likely need to change several behaviors all at once.
Objective: To be able to identify symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion, and know the emergency procedures for both.
Heat stress is serious. Discuss measures that could prevent farm work-related heat stress. Controlling heat stress is especially important to pesticide handlers and “early entry” workers who must wear protective gear, but heat stress can affect anyone! Review the true or false quiz.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) offers an opportunity for households to receive local, seasonal produce while supporting local farmers. CSA members purchase a share of the farm, and in turn, farmers provide weekly produce throughout the growing season. Most often, the money is invested up front before the growing season, and some farms offer working shares where members commit to a certain amount of work hours on the farm.
Objective: To recognize, avoid, and control potential grain bin hazards.
This module introduces the hazards of working with flowing grain. Pretest employees’ knowledge using the true/false questions from the end of the module. Review the answers, emphasizing the recognition, avoidance, and control of hazards. Review the true or false quiz.
Objective: To be able to weld using safe practices and to know what personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used.
It is important to weld using safety precautions. There are many dangers related to welding. During the training session, have PPE available to show and for employees to try on. Review the true or false quiz.
Objective: To enhance crisis intervention skills.
The awareness of farm hazards is greater than the awareness of rescue or first aid procedures. Intervention should never endanger the rescuer or bystanders, or put the victim in graver danger. Post emergency telephone numbers near all phones. A local volunteer fire department or emergency rescue squad member would be an ideal trainer. Review the true or false quiz.
Objective: To familiarize employees with the hazards of working around electricity.
Workers should understand the power of electricity. Teach workers about the components of electricity and how to deal with hazardous situations. Review the true or false quiz.