This presentation on Personal Protection Equipment for Agricultural Producers is designed for workers and management personnel in production agriculture. It can be designed with a focus on the family farm and ranch population, small agriculture business or larger work forces in the industry. Participants will increase their knowledge and awareness of:
Appropriate NIOSH approved eye and face protection
Appropriate NIOSH approved respiratory protection
Appropriate NIOSH approved hearing protection
Appropriate hand and foot protection
Skin safety and skin cancer prevention
Storage of personal protection equipment
Cholinesterase testing protocol.
PPE Specific for Chemical Exposure
This program addresses appropriate protective measures to be implemented when working with the multiple agricultural chemicals. The intended audience includes workers in production agriculture with potential exposure to chemicals, ag business owners and managers, nursery operators, and family farm and ranch operators. It has also been designed for health care professionals working in rural or agricultural communities.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
Increase an understanding of the revised Hazard Communication Standard
Differentiate between OSHA and the EPA and locate their resources
Identify aspects of appropriate personal protective equipment
Review examples of some common agricultural chemicals
Locate product labels that will assist in selection of appropriate protective wear
This program is a recommended companion to the Respirator Selection presentation.
Chemical Safety is a collaboration with The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
Respiratory Selection for Agricultural Producers
Providing adequate protection from the multiple respiratory hazards in production agriculture can be a difficult process. The Selection of Respiratory Protective Equipment program will help clarify that process and remove some of the guess work. This presentation can be tailored to the needs of agricultural workers, managers and business owners, as well as health care professionals. The program will:
Present an overview of agricultural respiratory exposures
Discuss the various types of respiratory protection
Discuss respiratory protection for specific hazards (examples – grain, cotton, hog, cattle, poultry, etc.).
Present reliable resources such as NIOSH labeling, OSHA resources, and the AgriSafe Respirator Selection Guide.
Companion programs to the PPE Selection program and Grain Safety series programs.
The Respiratory Selection for Agricultural Producers is a Pre-Requisite for the Train the Trainer : Respirator Selection webinar.