National Farm Safety & Health Week: September 20-26, 2015

National Farm Safety & Health Week is an annual promotion of the National Safety Council commemorating the hard work, diligence, and sacrifices of our nation’s farmers and ranchers. The September 2015 event marks the 72nd consecutive year of recognition. Each year since 1944, a proclamation has been signed by the U.S. President – Franklin D. Roosevelt began this tradition. A copy of this year’s promotion has been sent to Washington to await President Obama’s signature later this year. The proclamation typically becomes available on the White House website ( a few days prior to the third Sunday in September.

Over the past few years, the development and dissemination of National Farm Safety & Health week materials has shifted. The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), the National Safety Council’s agricultural partner, assumed responsibility for rural and agricultural activities, including National Farm Safety & Health Week activities.

This year’s theme for National Farm Safety & Health Week, September 20-26, is

“Ag Safety is not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle”.

This is an important topic that many of you have expressed an interest in promoting, teaching, and working on material development. As in recent years, we are encouraging you to write an article or public service announcement, or share a video or another resource that you have developed or are using in safety promotion. Materials that are sent to NECAS as an electronic mail attachment will be placed on our web page,, Materials and information should be sent to reiterg@nicc.Read more

The Sustainable Workplace Alliance Presents a Free Training Event: Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT) in Tampa, FL

The Sustainable Workplace Alliance is conducting a two-day Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT) Class. This class will be held in Tampa Florida October 28-29, 2015. This is a very important train-the-trainer safety class and is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. The tuition for this class is paid for by a Federal grant, so there is no cost to attend!

This is geared as a “train-the-trainer” class, so if you provide hazardous materials transportation training for your staff and clients or if you’ll be doing so in the future, you will want to attend.

The trainer will be trained in proper packaging and labeling of hazardous materials such as chemicals and bio-waste, proper vehicle signage and accurate paperwork needed for transporting.

We will provide trainers the tools to help them train their employees including a computer-based exam program, entitled hazmania, which they can use to validate their trained personnel.

These classes are absolutely at no cost! There is nothing to buy – we even include a free copy of the 49 CFR book to use in class!

For more information, or to register, click here.Read more

Avian Influenza PPE Guidelines

Avian Influenza – Personal Protective Equipment Recommendations

This flyer outlines PPE recommendations for poultry workers who may be exposed to the avian influenza virus as well as other health hazards related to clean up and disposal.


Published jointly by AgriSafe Network, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, Great Plain Center for Agricultural Health, and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center.Read more

Ag Safety Grants: Up to $20,000 Offered by National Children’s Center

Ag Safety Grants: Up to $20,000 Offered by National Children’s Center

Proposals are now being accepted for mini-grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety plans to award three grants.

Application deadline is August 17, 2015.

Funding priority will be given to projects that:

• Address issues pertaining to barriers, motivators and interventions for keeping young children out of the farm worksite.

• Address vulnerable populations, such as immigrant workers’ children, Anabaptists, African Americans, and Native Americans.

• Test safety strategies with new partners, such as insurers, bankers and equipment dealers.

For more information and to submit a proposal, go to Mini-grant program or


Since 2002, 51 projects have been funded in amounts up to $20,000. More than half of the projects have addressed vulnerable populations.


Questions? Contact Marsha Salzwedel, M.S.,; 715-389-5226 or 1-800-662-6900 option 8.Read more

Complimentary Continuing Education Seminar

Complimentary Continuing Education Seminar Thursday, June 25, 2015 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Hilton – Altamonte Springs 350 Northlake Boulevard Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Topics Addressed:

Returning to Work After Shoulder Surgery High Exposure – Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation Orthotic and Prosthetic Introduction for Case Managers Understanding MSAs and Conditional Payments in Workers’ Compensation & Liability Cases Social Media Investigations Effective Case Management is NOT COLOR Blind – Terms and Concepts within Physical Therapy Management of Workers’ Compensation Case

Click for complete details:  Complimentary Continuing Education Seminar

To RSVP Contact: Christina McDaniel at CMMcDaniel@selectmedical.Read more