Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

10:15 am

Groundwater Contamination on the Farm (Intermediate) Dr. Christopher Grobbel, Michigan State University.

 

This session will cover all aspects of agricultural pollution that effect groundwater on the farm and adjacent watersheds.

 

12:30 pm

Challenges in Small Business with Safety (Basic) Mr. Jerry Somaski, President, Owner, Bay Landscaping.

 

The speaker will discuss challenges to maintain and train employees with limited budget and time.

 

1:45 pm

Supporting Michigan Agriculture 2017 - Respiratory Protection:  Do I Need It?  Does It Fit? (Basic) Debra Chester, MS, MIFACE Coordinator, MSU Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Melissa Millerick-May, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Michigan State University.

 

The Federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) protects agricultural workers and pesticide handlers by reducing the risks of injury or illness resulting from contact with pesticides on farms and in forests, nurseries and greenhouses.  The WPS has recently been updated.  The focus of this class is the role of Hazard Communication in Agriculture (introducing the new Hazard Communication labeling system and Safety Data Sheet format) and Respiratory Protection (including guidance specific to respirator selection, Medical Evaluation Questionnaire and overview of Fit Test Procedures).

 

3:15 pm

Technology for Safety (Intermediate) Frank Byers,  Agrisphere, LLC.

Discussion will focus on the assistance of technology to run your agricultural business, programs, etc.

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 

 

The Agricultural Safety & Rescue Division is not offering sessions on Wednesday.

 

Agricultural Safety & Rescue Division Roster

Co-Chair:  Gregg Grubb, MIOSHA CET Division

Co-Chair:  Gregg Grobbel, ESRT                                                   

Committee:

Craig Anderson, Michigan Farm Bureau

Wayne Bauer, ESRT

Mary Carper, Zeeland Farm Services, Inc.

Debra Chester, Michigan State University

Stan Moore, MSU Extension Dairy Educator

Patrick Nellenbach, Star of the Milling West

Future Conference Dates

April 17-18, 2018, Lansing, MI

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI

April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI

April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI 

April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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