The Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course will be a virtual course on June 1, 2, 16, 23, and 30, 2023. An in-person farm tour at Iowa State University is also available on June 2. This tour is required for graduate student credit but is otherwise optional. Keep checking back for updated information.
Thursday, June 1 – 12:00-5:00 CDT online
Friday, June 2 – 7:00-6:00 CDT in-person (farm tour at Iowa State University)
Friday, June 16 – 10:00-4:15 CDT online
Friday, June 23 – 10:00-4:15 CDT online
Friday, June 30 – 10:00-4:15 CDT online
About the course
The Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course has been the national model of effective agricultural safety and health education for over two decades. The course provides information and skills needed to enable safety and health professionals to anticipate, recognize, and prevent occupational illnesses and injuries among members of the agricultural community. Expert instruction is provided by experienced faculty and specialists including Board-Certified Physicians, Nurses, Veterinarians, and Certified Industrial Hygienists. Certificates are provided upon course completion.
The Course includes:
- Classroom Instruction
- Agricultural Safety and Health Activities
- Small-Group Discussions
- Case Studies
- Virtual Farm Tours
- Interactive Exercises
- Producer, Provider, and Industry Perspectives
June 1, 2, 16, 23, and 30, 2023. An in-person farm tour at Iowa State University is available on June 2. This tour is required for graduate student credit.
Diane Rohlman, PhD, Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health.
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Appropriate for safety and health managers, health care providers, public health practitioners, veterinarians, and anyone interested in the unique safety and health needs of rural and agricultural communities.
The course may be taken for 3 hours of graduate credit from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Students must register for OEH:6110, Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine (Summer Session 2023).
Continuing Education Credits
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health. The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Available Credit Types for this Activity
Nurse: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 37.25 ANCC contact hours.
Pharmacist: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 37.25 ACPE credit(s).
Physician: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this other activity (enduring material and live) for a maximum of 37.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Provider: All other participants will receive a certificate of participation for this conference upon completion of the online evaluation. It is the responsibility of each attendee to determine if this continuing education program meets the requirements of their professional licensure board.
Emergency Medical Services
The program has been approved for EMS Continuing Education Hours by the University of Iowa Hospital’s EMS Learning Resources Center, Iowa Approved Provided #18. The EMSLRC designates full attendance at this activity for 9.25 Medical Credits, 7.75 Operations Credits, and 1 Airway, Respirations and Ventilations Credit.
Course topics include: Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture, Transportation Hazards in Agriculture, Physical Agents for Agricultural Health, Agricultural Injury, Pesticides, Safety and Rescue Demonstrations, Hazards Associated with Livestock, Farm Tour, Implementing Prevention Practices Based on Biological Risk Assessment, Psychosocial Hazards in the Agricultural Industry, Farmworker Health, Pork Producer Industry Perspective and Virtual Farm Tour, Rural Health and Safety: The Employer Perspective, Occupational Diseases of the Lung in Agricultural Settings, Ergonomics in Agriculture, Youth Case Study, Occupational Skin Disorders in Agriculture, Use and Selection of Personal Protective Equipment, Musculoskeletal Disorders among Agricultural Workers, Telemedicine, Prevention of Illness and Injury in Agricultural Populations, Medication-Related Agricultural Injury, Cancer in Agricultural Populations
Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is May 26, 2023.
Full course including tour: Meets on June 1, 2, 16, 23, 30.
On or before 5/12/2023 $250
After 5/12/23 $300
Virtual course only: Meets on June 1, 16, 23, 30
On or before 5/12/2023 $200
After 5/12/23 $250
If you have questions about course content, please contact Kay Mohling, MA.