annual report 2016
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Director & Chairman Message 4
Board of Directors 5
Total Farmer Health 6
Total Impact 7
Total Reach 8
AgriSafe Young Advisors Council 9
Young Workers 10
Financial Statement 11
AgriSafe Members 12
In the Field 13
Invest In Your Health 16
Invited Speakers 17
Special Thanks 18
AgriSafe is dedicated to training health and safety professionals who are prepared to serve the unique health care needs of farmers. We utilize innovative technology to deliver the best training by experts in the field.
Professor, College of Public Health
Nebraska Medical Cntr
University of Nebraska
Teresa Andrews, MS
Education & Outreach Specialist
Western Center for Ag Health & Safety
University of California
Mike Keenan, CHST
Loss Control / Safety Services
Gallagher / Grace Mayer Insurance
Ann K. Carruth, DNS, RN
Dean And Professor of Nursing
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Southeastern Louisiana University
Denise Andress RN
ND Western Area AHEC
Amy Liebman MBA, MPA
Environmental & Occupational Health
Migrant Clinicians Network
Allison Cassidy MPH, PMP
Program & Outreach Manager
High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health & Safety
Colorado State University
William "Lee" Hipp, BS, AS
Farm Safety & Loss Prevention
Debra McCallum, PhD
Sr. Research Scientist Director
Institute for Social Science Research
University of Alabama
A Message from the Executive Director
Natalie Roy, MPH
Shari Burgus, M.ED, EdS
Anne Marie Heiberg
Drammen Area, Norway
MN Agriculture & Rural Leadership (MARL)
SW Minnesota State University
Board of Directors
US Air Force Health
55th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
Neil Mylet, Chairperson
Founder/CEO, LoadOut Technologies, LLC
2016 was a year of growth, exploration and innovation for the AgriSafe Network. People say it takes a village to raise a child. We believe it takes a village to ensure Total Farmer HealthSM. Our accomplishments were realized because our “village” expanded and included young adults.
The AgriSafe Young Advisors Council (AYAC-page 9) was launched with representation from young adults across the country. They were formed to remind us that our work must hit the mark for the generation we expect to impact. Since so much of our programming in 2016 was geared for the young farmer, it was logical to formally engage them in our work. For example, our interns (highlighted on page 18) provided valuable insight and energy to help us reach our goals of promoting Total Farmer Health and advancing our trainings to rural nurse practitioners.
Youth can be dramatic “change makers” when matched with meaningful causes. AgriSafe welcomes volunteers who believe that they can be positive agents of change. Our hope is that you will connect with us and raise our ability in "Protecting the People who Feed the World."
Total Farmer Health
TOTAL FARMER HEALTH
AgriSafe launched Total Farmer HealthSM August 2016, as a campaign to recognize the unique challenges producers and ranchers face. The Total Farmer HealthSM approach demands attention to occupational hazards as well as individual, social and mental health components that could impact a farmer’s health and well-being. Our goal is to assist in the proper training of health professionals in Total Farmer HealthSM , so that they are well positioned to serve the occupational health needs of farmers. Areas of impact may include: reduction in rates of hearing loss, pesticide exposures, respiratory health conditions, skin cancer and zoonotic disease. AgriSafe has always been ambitious in advocating for a workplace that can also be a safe, healthy and rewarding .
NIOSH Total Worker Health® Affiliate Program
This collaborative agreement was made between the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the AgriSafe Network for the purpose of engaging in mutually beneficial activities to advance the goals of the NIOSH Office for Total Worker Health® and promote the safety, health, and well-being of workers.
AgriSafe was recognized by NIOSH as an affiliate of Total Worker Health in August 2016.
1088 webinar participants
104 AgroMedicine Course-professionals
778 Onsite trainings of Employers and Employees
11,859 Users visited our website
7,737 New users to our website
2,499 Read AgriSafe in Action Newsletter (154% increase)
97% of the people who completed the post-webinar evaluation indicated they learned something new.
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
USDA, NIOSH, and HRSA
This material was produced under a grant (SH-29625-SH6) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
AgriSafe's Susan Harwood Training initiative is based on the premise that young agricultural workers are faced with the same hazards as adults. As a result, they are likely to suffer from increased rates of respiratory diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, skin disorders, chemical toxicity, and heat-related illnesses.
Effective trainings with young workers must be delivered at locations they are normally found-such as FFA classrooms or the business site during work hours.
During 2016, AgriSafe built training capacity by:
Forming a council made up of young farmers aged 16-23 years
Staying informed on current standards set forth by OSHA and other federal agencies that can impact the health and safety of young farmers.
Training 1, 264 Young Workers On-site and through Distance Learning
Conducting Trainings resulting in 1, 264 Contact Hours with Young Ag Workers
Launching two new website pages with dedicated content to young workers
2016 -2017 Young Advisors
The AgriSafe Young Advisors Council (AYAC) are rural leaders between the ages of 16-23, who volunteer with an interest in representing perspectives of youth in agriculture.
AYAC is charged with assisting AgriSafe to design and launch educational initiatives that can reduce farm related illness, injury and fatalities.
Advisors from: Alabama, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina & TExas
AgriSafe Organizational Members
Non-profit excellence is reflected on an organization’s ability to direct contributions to program needs rather than operations. AgriSafe operational costs consistently fall under 20% of the total budget with the most recent year operating at only 16% of the total budget.
SUPPORT AND REVENUE
Grant Income...........................$ 432,684
Membership Dues...................$ 11,784
Miscellaneous Income............$ 33,398
& REVENUE............................$ 478,016
TOTAL EXPENSES...................$ 466,318
Change In Net Assets...............$ (71,616)
Net Assets at Start of Year.......$ 187,731
Net Assets at End of Year.........$ 116,116
AgriSafe State Affiliate Members
VT Farm Health Task Force
Training health and safety professionals through distance education is the core function of my role with AgriSafe. For over eight years I have increased AgriSafe’s training impact and striven to secure diverse topics that represent the changing agricultural industry. AgriSafe’s success in the field of distance education is due to professional volunteers who share their knowledge through a web based learning platform. In this annual report we have highlighted our 2016 speakers and recognize their contributions to the field. Additionally, I provide content and organizational support for the AgriSafe.org website. Our digital footprint is essential to growing our mission.
In 2016 my work primarily focused on the Canadian expansion of the Invest in Your Health (IYH) Program. Our international team collaborated well and advanced the program to meet the needs of Canadian farmers. The Canadian Invest in Your Health program exceeded the pilot grant numbers of 100 with all professors requesting the program in the future. I attended several international conferences which gave me the ability to learn new ways of delivering the Invest in Your Health message. October was a very busy month for us as we delivered training at Tennessee Tech then drove up to Indianapolis to attend the FFA convention with six other Ag safety organizations. At FFA we reached over 500 students which I believe was a massive success! I am very glad that this is only once a year so I have time to get my voice back.
Carolyn Sheridan, RN,BSN-Clinical Director
2016 was a year of innovation and I was proud to lead the design of our new initiative Total Farmer Health SM. Modeled after the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health, AgriSafe became a NIOSH affiliate in August of 2016. NIOSH recognized our commitment to advancing the safety, health and well being of agricultural producers. AgriSafe is at the forefront of predicting and responding to emerging issues which is why I exhibited at the Farm Progress Show in Boone Iowa. The opportunity to speak with hundreds of ranchers and farmers fuels the development of services and programs to meet changing needs in these populations.
My first year at AgriSafe has been a whirlwind. I began May 2, 2016 and from there published my first edition of AgriSafe in Action within my first couple weeks. I attended my first ISASH Annual Conference, followed by a very timely and intense AgroMedicine Training course, which I received a scholarship to attend. During the summer of 2016, Louisiana and other parts of the US were facing several natural disasters and AgriSafe got busy, looking for resources for farm families. We quickly identified a lack of solid recommendations for flood response and produced the only known Farm Flood Health resource.
I learned from my colleagues and affirmed my dedication to serve the public health needs of farmers across our nation.
In the Field
Stacey Jenkins, BS-Distance Education Coordinator
Knesha Rose- Davison, MPH - Health Communications Coordinator
2016 proved to be a year of growth and collaboration. The Invest in Your Health program expanded into two Canada provinces with a successful first year of programs in colleges in Saskatchewan and Alberta. I was fortunate to present at three international conferences and networked with ag health and safety professionals from around the globe. AgroMedicine courses I instructed with leaders in Vermont, Great Plains Center, CS-CASH and ISASH increased AgriSafe’ s visibility within the ag health and safety community. Pilot grant funding from two Ag Centers focused education of air sampling practices for college students and increasing the competency of Advance Practice Nurses in the rural community. I look forward to expanding AgriSafe’s impact in the field of agricultural occupational health.
David Sullivan, Adv Dip FBM- Agriculture Safety Specialist
Charlotte Halverson, BSN, COHN-S - Occupational Health Nurse
Mental Health and Wellness
Head to Toe Protection Worksheet
Selection of Proper Personal Protective Equipment can be a challenge for those working in agriculture, responsible for various tasks. This worksheet, will help determine exposures and match with PPE for those tasks from head to toe.
Trainings that Optimize Employee Health, Safety and Productivity
Innovation in High School Safety and Health Instruction
Take Charge of Your Health - Women Working in Agriculture ;
Head to Toe Protection in Agriculture
January 9-12, Orlando, FL -2016 Annual AFBF Convention & IDEAg Trade Show
Agricultural Medicine and Occupational Safety Training
April 25 -29, Middlebury, VT- Vermont Farm Health Task Force
Innovation in Agricultural Health and Safety College Curriculum
May 11-12, Minneapolis, MN -2016 National Rural Health Association
Minimizing Transmission of Infectious Diseases During Outbreaks: Public Health Protection for You and Your Workforce
May 23- 27, Minneapolis, MN- University of Minnesota - Summer Public Health Institute
Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals
June 16-17, Iowa City, IA- Great Plains Center
Successful Customization of Invest in Your Health for Canadian Agriculture College Students
Innovation in High School Safety and Health Instructions
Development of Rapid Response Guidelines: Using ISASH Conference Participants as Real-Time Developers
From Past to Future: Education for Agricultural Safety and Health Professionals
June 26-30, Lexington, KY– International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health Annual Conference
Agricultural Health and Safety for Healthcare and Safety Professionals
July 14-15, Omaha, NE- UNMC College of Public Health
63rd Farm Progress Show Demonstrations on Appropriate Respiratory Protection
August 31-September 1, Boone, IA
AgriSafe Network Healthier is Here
August 24-26, Billund, Denmark-2016 Nordic Meeting on Occupational Health and Safety
Fall Harvest Safety Day
August/September (Multiple Dates)-Peosta, IA
Midwest Regional Ag Safety and Health Conference (MRASH)
November 15-16, Sioux Center, IA
Many of the factors that affect agricultural production are largely beyond the control of the producer. Good health, including mental health, is a key factor that contributes to one's ability to keep farming.
This resource includes Symptoms of Poor Mental Health, Factors Impacting Wellness, Warning Signs, When to Speak to your Provider, and Where to Seek Help.
New! E health learning tools focusing on hearing loss prevention and personal protective equipment were developed in 2016 targeted at young workers in agriculture. Also, our resources and provider pages were reorganized to better serve farm families.
The AgriSafe Network collaborates with two and four year agricultural colleges to provide AgriSafe occupational health and educational services designed for college Ag students.
Our goal through the Invest in Your Health program is to empower students to recognize agricultural health and safety risks and become their own health advocates.
Based on students' agricultural exposures we equip them with a tool kit that will help them stay healthy and safe in their work environment. This tool kit includes a combination of an interactive lecture, demonstration of personal protective equipment, health screenings and review of appropriate resources.
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Increasing the Use of Hearing Protection Among Farmers: Research on Best Practices
Marjorie McCullagh, PhD, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Risk Perception and PPE Provision among Thoroughbred Farm Management
Jessica Miller Clouser, MPH,
University of Kentucky College of Public Health/ Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention
Don't Get Stuck! Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Agricultural Settings
Jeff Bender, DVM, MS DACVPM
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
Agritourism: The Next Frontier in Agriculture
Carrie Klumb, MPH,
Minnesota Department of Health
Risk Factors for Agricultural Injury
Risto Rautiainen, PhD
Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Establishing a Low-Cost Surveillance System for Agricultural and Logging Injury in the Northeast
Erika Scott, PhD
Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety in Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing
Health Disparities of Immigrant Workers in Agriculture
Marc Schenker, MD, MPH
School of Medicine, Center for Environmental and Occupational Health, and Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, University of California at Davis
811 Before You Dig, For Safety’s Sake
Khrysanne Kerr, Common Ground Alliance
Deanna Centurion, Cyera Strategies/Pipeline Operators for Ag Safety
Chris Thome, Rhino Markers/Pipeline Ag Safety Alliance
Kesley Tweed, Enbridge
Youth Agricultural Safety: Cultivating a Lasting Legacy
Bryan Weichelt, PhD
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Mark Mews, BS
Financial Strategies of Wisconsin
Optimizing Employee Health in Agribusiness
Michael Keenan, CHST
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Omaha office
This Is Our Brain on Stress
John Shutske, Phd
UW-Madison - College of Ag & Life Sciences, Biological Systems Engineering Department
Over 500 hours of professional volunteer time donated
Thank YOU AgriSafe for providing this great opportunity for us to share our research. We have made two excellent connections as a result of this webinar – so it is a win/win/win!
Ellen Duysen , MPH
Community Outreach Specialist- CS-CASH
AgriSafe Network gratefully acknowledges the expertise and time that each of these speakers dedicated to present an educational webinar. We appreciate your partnership!
AgriSafe is an international organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community.
Special Thanks to Our Interns
Sarah Hunt (pictured outside right) is currently pursuing her DNP through Regis University and this past year, she has had the opportunity to partner with AgriSafe on a project regarding respiratory health in agriculture. She has many family members and friends who are part of the agricultural community, and because of this, she has a passion for improving the healthcare of agricultural producers.
Sarah Hunt BAN, MSN, FNP-BC
"My time working at the AgriSafe booth at the 2016 Farm Progress Show was very beneficial and rewarding as a student working in public health! It was a great opportunity to educate the public about ways they can protect themselves from the dangers of farming,"
The AgriSafe Network is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Network makes every effort to be fiscally responsible and transparent with funds.
Jessica Semin, BSN