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Environmental and Occupational Health

WEBINAR - The Nuts and Bolts of Cholinesterase Monitoring for Farmers, Ranchers and Agricultural Workers

Exposure to pesticide and other chemicals can constitute serious health risks to hundreds of thousands of farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers and their families. For many people in rural areas, primary care practices are the only source of reliable healthcare. However, there are numerous barriers to recognizing and treating pesticide and other chemical exposures in the primary care setting.

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Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, University of Washington

Presentations by Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH): 

 

1. Age Considerations: Impacts on Pesticide Exposure and Health Outcomes

2. How to Identify the Products Your Patients are Exposed to

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Clinical Diagnostic Tools and Biomonitoring of Exposures to Pesticides

The importance of clinical diagnostic tools and biomonitoring of exposures to pesticides as well the role of clinicians in pesticide reporting and the challenges clinicians face in accurately diagnosing patients exposed to pesticides are described in a presentation by Matthew Keifer, MD, MPH and Amy K. Liebman, MPA. Click on the link for an APHA policy resolution underscoring the need for clinical diagnostic tools and biomomitoring of exposures to pesticides. This policy supports the information outlined by in the presentation.

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The Clinicians Role in Addressing Occupational Health Risks of Adolescent Migrant Farmworkers

This is an MCN online course.  The primary objective is to ensure clinicians serving migrant and underserved communities are aware of general childhood agricultural safety and health concerns. This will be accomplished in a way that increases the clinicians’ ability to provide effective healthcare to their patients by assessing and understanding agricultural health risks.

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OSHA's Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable.

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Occupational Health Policy 101

 Introductory overview of occupational health policy by Farmworker Justice.

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Grasshoppers, Dust and Salsa - An Old Toxin in a New Setting: A Fresh Look at Lead Poisoning in Migrant Populations

This hour long webcast features Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH – a former medical director of a migrant and community health center and a pediatrician with over 20 years of practice serving farmworker and immigrant populations.

 

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Pediatric Lead Exposure Case Study

An interactive lead case study by Susan Buchanan, MD, Linda Forst, MD, MPH, and Anne Evens, MS.

Heat Illness

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AgriSafe Webinars

The AgriSafe Network Distance Learning Webinars aims to provide appropriate and timely training opportunities for Network members and affiliates. Through partnering with the National Rural Health Association and the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, the Network has been able to offer a series of fantastic speakers using the web-based Elluminate program.

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