Events & Meetings
June, 26 2017 CASN In-Person Meeting
June 26, 2017
2017 June 26 Meeting Notes
Youth Working in Agriculture: Keeping them safe while they learn and grow
Work is inherently good for children and youth – and agriculture offers many opportunities for them to develop work skills, learn responsibility and leadership, and gain an appreciation for farming and related industries. We also know that agricultural work can be dangerous, and that many youth are injured or killed while working in agricultural jobs. Join us as we discuss strategies to help safeguard our youth, such as assigning age appropriate tasks, providing good supervision, addressing hazards, and providing personal protective equipment. We’ll provide you with links to free resources and information you can use to keep youth safe while working on the farm or ranch, enabling them to learn and grow from their work experience.
Accessing and Using Free Resources for Teaching Fall and Electrical Safety
Falls and electricity are some of the most common types of hazards encountered in agriculture. This session introduces free materials that can be used to educate others about these hazards. While these materials are ideal for school agricultural classes, the curriculum, including optional interactive activities, also work well for community education. In this “train the trainer” webinar, we will explore the different types of falls experienced on farms and how to protect against them, including fall protection systems. We will then discuss the issues associated with electrical hazards and explore strategies to prevent injuries and fatalities when working around electricity. The session will wrap up with a brief overview of other free instructional materials that can be used in combination with the fall and electrical materials to create a more comprehensive agricultural safety program.
It’s harvest season: Are the children safe? Webinar
Keeping children safe while they live, play and work on farms can be challenging. It’s even more difficult during harvest season, a peak time for agricultural injuries.
Stand T.A.L.L. Talk. Ask. Learn. Live. Young Workers in Ag Webinars
This “Train the Trainer” webinar will enable agricultural instructors, community members, safety professionals and others with an interest in agricultural safety to use the “Stand T.A.L.L.” instructional materials. The webinar explores the various components of the curriculum, including PowerPoint presentations, activities, lesson plans, student note pages, handouts, quizzes and more. Participants will understand when and how to use the various components of this comprehensive curriculum. At the end of the webinar, a website link is given that provides access to all the instructional materials.
Agriculture is a highly dangerous profession, even for adults. Working with grain increases the hazards and requires that workers are well trained and highly alert to these dangers. The “Stand T.A.L.L.” instructional materials empower young workers by helping them understand what they need to know about a job and encouraging them to ask questions if they don’t understand a task or are uncomfortable performing it. This webinar describes hazards commonly seen in the agricultural worksite, introduces the “Stand T.A.L.L.” materials and explains how and when they may be used to educate young workers, parents and employers.
June 22, 2015 CASN In-Person Meeting
Child development agricultural webinar available:
June 23, 2014 Meeting
Keep Kids Away from Tractors webinar
“Keep Kids Away from Tractors” webinar slides
Presenters: Barbara Lee, Ph.D., Director, and Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., Agricultural Youth Safety Specialist, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Co-Sponsored by AgriSafe and the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN)
June 24, 2013 Meeting
Viewers can learn how to use the eXtension.org system www.extension.org to find, disseminate and contribute Agricultural Safety and Health (ASH) information, presented by Aaron M. Yoder, PhD, Extension Safety Associate and Instructor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Penn State Agricultural Safety and Health Program and Linda M. Fetzer, MS, Extension Associate at Penn State University. The Farm and Ranch eXtension in Safety and Health (FReSH) Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of ASH professionals working together to provide easy access to ASH information that follows the Extension motto of providing unbiased, research based information to the general public.“FReSH: The New Frontier for Ag safety and Health Resources” was presented on December 5, 2012.
Viewers can listen to the proposed changes to the child labor laws presented by Mary Miller RN, MN, a Child Labor/Teen Worker Supervisor for Washington State Department of Labor and Industries; Employment Standards Program,“Understanding the Proposed Changes to the Agricultural Child Labor Regulations” was presented on October 13, 2011. Click here to view the presentation slides.
Webinars were hosted by AgriSafe and co-sponsored by the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network and the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America.