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Purdue Ag. Safety and INPREP editorials and articles about COVID-19 and impacts on agriculture and farm families

Farm families and agricultural workers (along with the rest of society) face unprecedented challenges during this unusual time. Issues such as coordinating e-learning and child care while trying to manage a busy planting season, concerns about COVID-19 striking employees or farm family members, and obtaining needed personal protective equipment are all topics that may not…

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Purdue releases new “Glossary of AgroSecurity Terms”

The staffs of the Purdue University Agricultural Safety & Health program and Indiana PREPared have just released a newly updated “Glossary of Agrosecurity Terms.” This glossary was originally developed by Bill Field, Extension Safety Specialist and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, for use by students in his agrosecurity class that was established after the…

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Indiana state chemist warns against false COVID-19 protection claims

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — State and federal regulators are seeing an increase in companies providing false or misleading claims about the effectiveness of disinfectants and the services companies provide to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. The Office of the Indiana State Chemist (OISC) warns consumers to be cautious about those claims and look…

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Training Event: Emergency Communications with Ham Radios

*** This webinar was held May 8, 2020. The program was recorded and may be viewed in its entirety at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3oLXmBiRG0 *** Please join IN-PREPared along with Purdue Extension – Martin County CED, Dena Held in welcoming our guest speakers Mr. Jimmy Merry, IN ARRL Section Manager, and Mr. Jim Moehring.  This webinar will focus…

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Respiratory Protection & PPE for Agricultural Workers during COVID-19

For a printable version of this article, CLICK HERE. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused well-publicized shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers.  Eye protection, facemasks, and perhaps especially, N-95 particulate respirators are in short supply.  While the needs of front-line medical workers understandably receive the most attention, workers in many other critical…

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Recent News

National Farm Safety and Health Week

September 6, 2019

September 15-21, 2019 Source: The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. This recognition has been an annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council and has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President…

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Healing in the Heartland

August 9, 2019

Mental health issues are impacting our agricultural and rural communities each and every day. Increased understanding of the impact, resources and ways to overcome this impact is needed.   Together, we must seek to be better informed and discover solutions to support our farm families and rural communities. We can do more to engage and advocate…

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INPREPared.org to Launch during the Indiana State Fair!

August 2, 2019

Stay “emergency aware” with Indiana PREPared!  The brand new Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (INPREPared) is Purdue Extension’s comprehensive resource for disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, with an emphasis on rural and agricultural issues.  The project will launch during the Indiana State Fair, with a special exhibit in the Purdue Extension Agriculture-Horticulture Building August…

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