Free Virtual Trainings Available for Workers on COVID-19 and Farm Health and Safety Topics - April 1, 2020
Virtual safety trainings, including information about COVID-19 prevention, are now being offered via videoconferencing to farm businesses throughout the Northeast. The trainings are available in English and Spanish.
Educators from the New York Center for Agricultural Health and Medicine (NYCAMH) and the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC) are providing these services at no cost.
Trainings can include information for agricultural workers about COVID-19 safety and health, including illness symptoms, prevention measures, biosecurity, and recommended resources for information. Educators are also able to offer a range of traditional safety training topics, including animal handling, food safety, chemicals, and equipment. Farms work with the educators to determine which training topics are needed. Multiple sessions to smaller groups of workers can be provided to ensure proper social distancing.
For more information on virtual trainings, or to schedule a session, contact NYCAMH/NEC at 800-343-7527 or firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about safety trainings, go to: https://www.nycamh.org/programs-and-services/farm-safety-trainings.phpA program of Bassett Healthcare Network, NYCAMH's mission is to enhance agricultural and rural health by preventing and treating occupational injury. Similarly, the NEC promotes health and safety research, education, and prevention activities in the high-risk areas of farming, commercial fishing and logging. Serving a twelve-state region from Maine through West Virginia, the NEC is one of 11 agricultural centers across the country designated by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.