Disaster recovery can be as dangerous as the disaster itself, especially if no disaster preparedness plan was implemented. This is especially true on farms and ranches where inherent farm hazards such as machinery and equipment, livestock, and agriculture chemicals are displaced and co-mingle, putting all emergency response personnel, farm workers and family members in danger. Floods can heighten the risk of health threats such as mold, tetanus bacteria, contaminated well water, heat illness and high stress. This presentation will highlight basic precautions to prevent possible diseases and injuries during and after flooding.
At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
- Identify common human health risks faced during a farm flood.
- Discuss prevention tips and injury prevention for common human health risks.
- Identify AgriSafe and external resources to address human health risks during a farm flood.
- Discuss steps involved in developing a disaster preparedness plan.
Jessica Wilburn, RN, MSN, CEN, AgriSafe-NC
Blair Hebert, LSU Ag/County Agent
Chad Roy, PhD, MSPH, Tulane University
Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH, AgriSafe Network
Charlotte Halverson, RN, COHN-S, AgriSafe Network
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Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
Cost: free and open to the public