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Safe and Healthy Recovery After Farm Floods
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
Category: Webinars

With disaster preparedness efforts in full effect in the Carolinas and Virginia due to Hurricane FLORENCE, AgriSafe is holding a free webinar on safe and healthy recovery for agricultural communities.

Resources for to share can be found here: http://www.agrisafe.org/flood-clean-up

Presenters:
Chad Roy, PhD, MSPH, Professor, School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Director of Infectious Disease Aerobiology, TNPRC, Tulane University 
Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH, Communications Director, AgriSafe Network 
Charlotte Halverson, RN, COHN-S, Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network

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. 

By the end of this 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.

 

Register here

Contact: Natalie Roy - [email protected] or Stacey Jenkins - [email protected]