Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week

Ladder Safety

Deaths in the US due to ladders in 2020 (BLS)

Injuries in the US from ladders in 2020. (BLS)

Ladder Safety

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 161 fatal work injuries and 22,710 non-fatal injuries in 2020 from which ladders were the primary source across all industries. All agricultural operations have structures with fixed ladders, stairs, and/or elevated work platforms; use some type of portable ladder; and/or have equipment/vehicles with some sort of step to mount/dismount. The daily use of ladders creates numerous opportunities for injury. Understanding and recognizing hazards posed by ladders, as well as consistently practicing recognized safety strategies reduces the risk of injury and/or fatality due to unsafe ladder use.

Featured Training

DAILY LEARNING SESSION –

Thursday, March 28, 2024

10 AM – 11 AM CDT 

Ladder Safety

totFREE, live virtual training provided by the GHSC (Grain Handling Safety Council) and GEAPS (Grain Elevator Processing Society).

Ladder safety is core knowledge for all persons working in agricultural settings due to the prevalence of use. Managers and supervisors need to ensure employees understand and consistently practice recognized safety strategies. Aaron Yoder, PhD, Central States Center for Agricultural Health & Safety (CS-CASH) discusses the essentials of ladder safety and explores innovative technologies that assists employers and employees maintain a safe work environment.

SPANISH LANGUAGE SESSION –

Thursday, March 28, 2024

2 PM – 3 PM CDT 

Ladder Safety

FREE, live virtual training presented in Spanish provided by the GHSC (Grain Handling Safety Council) and GEAPS (Grain Elevator Processing Society).

Join us for the afternoon Spanish Language session on Ladder Safety. Content is adapted, as appropriate, to ensure it is relevant to the audience. Ladder safety is core knowledge for all persons working in agricultural settings due to the prevalence of use. Managers and supervisors need to ensure employees understand the essentials of ladder safety and consistently practice recognized safety strategies taking into account differences in culture, experience level, and language.  

Helpful Tip

Register once! Select the virtual session(s) you want to attend during registration. Use the same zoom link for all sessions including Spanish Language sessions.

Presenter – Aaron Yoder!

Dr. Aaron Yoder, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Extension and works with projects through the NIOSH funded Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health. He has a diverse background in agricultural systems and engineering, specializing in the development of interventions and training programs, including the application of technology, to improve the safety and health of agricultural workers. Notably, his research has led to applications used to monitor and guide workers and automated systems including detecting early onset of heat illnesss and shutting down automated systems based on worker’ heart rates. Previously, he worked for Penn State Extension as an Extension Safety Associate. Yoder grew up in central Pennsylvania where he spent time working on his grandfather’s beef farm. He has a BS and MS from  Pennsylvania State University in Agricultural Systems Management and a PhD from Purdue University in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Dr. Yoder serves on the Board of Directors for the Grain Handling Safety Council as well as several other national boards and committees. (See Full Bio).

Presenter – Carlos Campabadal!

(Espanol – biografia) Dr. Carlos Campabadal, PhD, is a faculty member at Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry. He is an extension specialist at the International Grains Program Institute (IGP) focusing on outreach in the areas of grain storage, quality and processing, U.S. grain grading and export systems, and feed manufacturing. He leads the Stored Product Protection Research group and is State Extension Leader of the Feed Technology group. Dr. Campabadal is active in international development with USAID and USDA in Central America and Africa. He has traveled throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe as a technical consultant, translator and speaker in the areas of grain storage and feed manufacturing. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Central America Carlos worked for his family farm operation and feed mill company in process and maintenance engineering and animal farm management (beef cattle and swine) prior to his academic career and remains involved in the family business. (See Full Bio).

Ladder Safety Resources

Resource Key

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Fact Sheet

Use for discussion, handouts, or develop tool box talks or other training.

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Handouts

Take home document, rack card, brochure, etc. with extra information.

Toolbox Talks

Ready to use toolbox talks for a Stand Up training event.

Video

Accompany with a tool box talk, discussion, or hazard awareness activity.