Cold Work Injuries in Agriculture - Strategies for Prevention and Rehabilitation
February 28, 2012
3:00 p.m. EST; 2:00 p.m. CST; 1:00 p.m. MST; 12:00 p.m. PST
Working in cold temperatures is a hazard for many agricultural workers, but especially for older workers and for workers with certain health conditions. This webinar explains the causes and mechanisms of cold injury as these relate to agricultural work. The focus is especially on meeting the needs of the most vulnerable workers by providing practical guidance to rehabilitation, assistive technology, ergonomics, and health and safety professionals, as well as to agricultural workers seeking cost-effective ways to prevent cold injury.
Robert W. Stuthridge is the National AgrAbility Project's Ergonomist and has worked in rehabilitation ergonomics since 1995. He has presented numerous seminars on disability discrimination and inclusive design both in the UK and USA, including several at Purdue University. He successfully defended his Ph.D. in January 2012, which considers usability risks associated with agricultural workplace assistive technology.
This is a 60-minute webinar. A question & answer period will follow the presentation.
To participate in this free webinar, email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 17 and simply put the word "Webinar" in the subject line. If you need captioning for a hearing impairment, please note that in the body of the email. Instructions for accessing the session will be sent to registrants by February 24. Feel free to pass on this invitation to others you believe may be interested. Contact AgrAbility at 800-825-4264 if you have questions.