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Protecting Young Adults in the Agricultural Workforce

As an employer of young adult workers (usually referred to as between the ages of 16 – 24), you are not only hiring someone to do a job, but also preparing workers in agriculture production for the future and providing valued work experience. Young people in the work force are still developing physically and mentally into their mid – twenties.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

1.  Identify physical and psychological developmental factors to consider when employing and training young adults in the agricultural sector.
2.  Define agricultural hazards and exposures that increase the risk of injury and illness among the young worker.
3.  Describe regulatory standards that can promote a safe work environment for young employees.
4.  Create action steps that can reduce agricultural injury and illness.

Presenter

Charlotte Halverson, BSN, COHN-S, COHC. Occupational Health Nurse

Charlotte Halverson, BSN, COHN-S, COHC. Occupational Health Nurse

Charlotte Halverson serves as a certified occupational health nurse for AgriSafe. Prior to this role, she worked for several years in a hospital acute care settings and community education. During those years, Charlotte developed and managed a Rural Outreach Health service and a Parish Health Ministry department serving nine counties in northeast Iowa. She is a “charter graduate” of the University of IA agricultural occupational medicine course, is certified in occupational hearing conservation and completed the NIOSH Spirometry training.

As a member of the AgriSafe staff, Charlotte works to research and develop webinar presentation information and resource materials that are accessible through onsite programs and on our AgriSafe web page.

Registration

Registration is easy, just click here and you will be redirected to the registration form.

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
Cost: Free and open to the public

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