17 episodes

AgriSafe has long been a trusted voice in the health and safety of the people who feed the world, and we’re excited to bring that to you in a new format. Tune in every month to hear the latest from health and safety experts in agriculture. Together we’ll tackle the safety issues important to the producers and ag workers.

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AgriSafe has long been a trusted voice in the health and safety of the people who feed the world, and we’re excited to bring that to you in a new format. Tune in every month to hear the latest from health and safety experts in agriculture. Together we’ll tackle the safety issues important to the producers and ag workers.

    Sleep and Your Health

    Sleep and Your Health

    30 Tips and Tricks for Better Sleep: go.unl.edu/sleeptips
    Hear more from Susan Harris in her 2020 webinar, Sleepless in America.
    If you are interested in QPR training, visit: https://www.agrisafe.org/QPR/
    Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/
    View upcoming webinars: https://www.agrisafe.org/events/
    Script Arranged by Laura Siegel
    Hosted by Carey Portell
    Edited by Joel Sharpton
    Special Guests: Susan Harris

    • 12 min
    The National AgrAbility Project

    The National AgrAbility Project

    Throughout this episode, you might hear the mention of “VR” – this stands for vocational rehabilitation. VR is rehab assistance for individuals with mental or physical disabilities, to help them with employment and to increase their independence.
    To access AgrAbility’s assistive technology database, visit their digital toolbox (click on “view by category” or “search” to start exploring).
    Find out if your state has an AgrAbility project or affiliate, by using this interactive map.
    Read National AgrAbility’s 30 Years of Impact report to see highlights of their accomplishments plus 13 stories from individuals whom they helped!
    If you are interested in attending, check out the 2023 AgrAbility National Training Workshop that’s taking place March 20-23 in Spokane, Washington.
    For more information on RESNA (the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America), visit the RESNA website.
    If you are interested in QPR training, visit: https://www.agrisafe.org/QPR/
    Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/
    View upcoming webinars: https://www.agrisafe.org/events/
    Script Arranged by Laura Siegel
    Hosted by Carey Portell
    Edited by Joel Sharpton
    Special Guests: Paul Jones

    • 22 min
    Concerns for Older Adults Working in Agriculture

    Concerns for Older Adults Working in Agriculture

    Geriatric medicine focuses on healthcare for adults over the age of 65, and falls are a common and serious health concern for this population. Falls are often multifactorial, usually associated with a decline in someone’s cognitive or physical ability.
    Every year, more than 1 in 4 adults over the age of 65 fall at least once, but less than half tell their healthcare providers. The most effective way to lower fall risk is to have a fall screening with a healthcare provider and to come up with preventative measures and interventions. Contact your local community center or senior center for information on exercise, fall prevention programs, and options for improving home safety.
    For more information on geriatric medicine, visit the American Geriatric Society’s website. 
    Learn more about falls in older adults, risk factors, prevention, and management by visiting the following sites:
    CDC’s page on older adult fall preventionMedlinePlus’s resources on falls and preventionThe Fall Prevention Center of Excellence’s comprehensive resource database for independent living (from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology)CDC’s STEADI program and resources (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries)AgriSafe Networks resources on slips, trips, and falls for agriculture workersHome modification to make your home saferHome modification suggestions for older adults in rural areasHome modification suggestions for renters with disabilitiesHome modification suggestions for older veteransElder fall prevention for Native Americans
    Here are the links for the data referenced in this episode: age of agricultural producers, non-fatal injury data, and fatal injury data.

    Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/
    View upcoming webinars: https://www.agrisafe.org/events/

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    • 15 min
    Health Insurance

    Health Insurance

    Sign up for or renew your plan at the health insurance marketplace via healthcare.gov!
    Call 800-318-2516 to get assistance navigating the health insurance marketplace!
    Find additional resources and materials from the University of Delaware or the University of Maryland (Health Insurance 4 U, Smart Choice, Smart Use). You can also take this quick health insurance literacy course!
    Read this article to find more facts and statistics about farmer's health insurance and childcare challenges.
    Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/
    View upcoming webinars: https://www.agrisafe.org/events/
    Script Arranged by Laura Siegel
    Hosted by Carey Portell
    Edited by Joel Sharpton
    Special Guests: Florence Becot and Maria Pippidis

    • 28 min
    Food in the Field

    Food in the Field

    Learn more about Food in the Field, sign up for their newsletter, and get some field friendly recipes!
    Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/
    View upcoming webinars: https://www.agrisafe.org/events/
    Script Arranged by Laura Siegel
    Hosted by Carey Portell
    Edited by Joel Sharpton
    Special Guests: Hannah Guenther and Tara Dunker

    • 31 min
    Mental Health Resources for Farmers

    Mental Health Resources for Farmers

    Register for National Farm Safety and Health Week.
    National resources mentioned in the episode:
    Rural Realities podcast, episode on mindfulness  211  The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)The Emergency Assistance For Livestock, Honeybees, And Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP)The Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) The Emergency Loan Program   The Disaster Set-Aside Program  The Emergency Conservation Program The Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)Farm Aid  The Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)  The Tree Assistance Program (TAP) The Farmers’ Legal Action Group  The AgrAbility Project The Farmer Veteran Coalition The Intertribal Agriculture CouncilOut In The Open’s Heart Program  The National Immigrant Farming Initiative (NIFI)The Women, Food and Agriculture Network
    Sign up for the AgriSafe newsletter: https://www.agrisafe.org/newsletter/
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    • 19 min

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