Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Free webinar to teach youth to stay safe from electrical accidents and falls

The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety will host a free webinar on how to prevent falls and electrical injuries among youth in agriculture. "Falls and electricity are among the most common hazards encountered in agriculture," Scott Heiberger writes in a press release.

The webinar will be hosted by Youth Agricultural Safety Specialist Marsha Salzwedel with the Children's Center. It will be ideal for school ag classes, but is also appropriate for community education events. According to the press release, "Salzwedel will explore the different types of falls experienced on farms and how to protect against them, including fall protection systems. She’ll discuss issues associated with electrical hazards and strategies to prevent injuries and fatalities when working around electricity. Salzwedel also will address 'Stand T.A.L.L.', a concept that empowers youth to 'Talk, Ask, Learn, Live', so that they adequately understand work tasks. The session will conclude 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."

The webinar will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT on Sept. 13. Attendance is free but you must register here.

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