YOUNG WORKERS IN AG-FREE SAFETY WEBINARS

Tricia Braid

Aug, 10, 2015  |  Today's News

The Grain Handling Safety Coalition is about more than just grain safety. The coalition has filled an educational need by developing “Stand T.A.L.L.” – instructional materials to empower youth working in agriculture. Mark your calendar for September 14 to find out more about the program.

A FREE webinar will introduce Stand T.A.L.L. and explain how the curriculum can be used to empower young workers. “If youth don’t understand a task, they need to know that asking questions is the right thing to do,” said co-presenter Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., youth agricultural safety specialist, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Marshfield, Wis.

The webinar will also explain how the materials can be used to educate parents, employers and community members. “Adults are the ones who assign jobs and control the work environment, and they can provide the personal protective equipment that youth may need,” said co-presenter Amy Rademaker, farm safety specialist, Carle Hospital, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.

At the end of the second webinar, participants will be given a link providing access to Stand T.A.L.L. instructional materials at no cost. To register for the webinars, go to http://www.agrisafe.org/calendar  and click “Current & Upcoming Events.”

The webinar is sponsored by AgriSafe Network, Carle Hospital, and the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.

Learning to use Stand T.A.L.L. -- Sept. 14 (3:30-4:30 p.m., Central)

This “Train the Trainer” webinar will enable agricultural instructors, community members, safety professionals and others with an interest in agricultural safety to use the “Stand T.A.L.L.” instructional materials. The webinar will explore the various components of the curriculum, including PowerPoint presentations, activities, lesson plans, student note pages, handouts, quizzes and more. Participants will understand when and how to use the various components of this comprehensive curriculum.