Recent Updates

  1. Communication Strategies to Support a Family Member with Diabetes

    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.
  2. Heat Stress

    Objective: To be able to identify symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion, and know the emergency procedures for both. Trainer’s Note 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.
  3. Hand Signals for Agricultural Safety

    Objective: To know and use the correct hand signals when working under noisy conditions. Trainer’s Note
  4. Using a Community Supported Agriculture Share to Plan Family Meals

    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.
  5. Grounding Electricity

    Objective: To encourage the safe use of electricity on the job. Trainer’s Note
  6. Grain Bin Hazards

    Objective: To recognize, avoid, and control potential grain bin hazards. Trainer’s Note 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.
  7. Gas Welding Safety

    Objective: To be able to weld using safe practices and to know what personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used. Trainer’s Note 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.
  8. First on the Scene

    Objective: To enhance crisis intervention skills. Trainer’s Note 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.
  9. Electrical Shock 

    Objective: To familiarize employees with the hazards of working around electricity. Trainer’s Note 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.
  10. Combine Fires

    Objective: To know the causes of combine fires and to be able to take the precautions that are necessary for preventing combine fires. Trainer’s Notes

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