Register Now for Agricultural Safety and Health Connections

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Agricultural Safety Connection is a coalition of government agencies, associations and producers that have direct or indirect ties to the farming community. The interest of the group is to promote a safe and healthful workplace for all farm workers and owners. ASC members form a network of resources which include risk management, developing safety and health programs, hazard recognition, worker compensation management, laws governing the workplace and best safety and health practices.

Who Should Attend:

• Farmers
• On Farm Service Providers
• Government Employees
• Education and Outreach Sources
• Safety Managers
• EH&S Managers
• Risk Managers
• Employers

FREE – There is no registration fee but registration is requested by December 29, 2017 for planning purposes.  To register click here

8:30 -9:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:10 AM

Brief Welcome – Wendy Klasinski-Sponsor Recognition

Mary Bauer – Welcome/Introduction

9:10-10 AM

Investigative Analysis of 2016 Manure Gas Fatality in Portage County, Wis.

Welcome/Introduction: Rep. Katrina Shankland of Wisconsin’s 71st Assembly District

Presenters: Dr. John Shutske, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW Madison/UW-Extension and members of the Biadasz family

10:00-10:10 Break

Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Update

Jane Larson-DATCP

Electrical Safety on the Farm

Tim Vick-The Samuels Group


Melissa Samuels


11-11:10 Break



Environmental Requirements 101

Renee Bashel

State Of WI DNR


Achieving Safety Through Design and Planning

Paul Rasmussen

Komro Sales


What does Human Trafficking look like?

Mariana Rodriguez, Program Manager

UMOS Latina Resource Center

Noon-12:45 Lunch Provided

DOT Compliance for Agricultural Haulers

Leif Erickson

Steven Bojan

HUB International

Grain Engulfment Prevention Strategies

Jim Nolte-WABA

Mark Baker-Stateline

OSHA Update

Mary Bauer-OSHA


1:35-1:45 Break

1:45 – 2:45


HR 101 for Farms:  From Addressing Employment Issues to Worker’s Compensation Basics

Attorneys:  Kevin Terry and Ben Streckert

LOTO on the Farm

Corey Arndt- EHS Management, llc

Training Spanish Speaking Workers

Panel of Erika Rinehart-Pkg Corp, Juan Quezada-Milk Source, Joel Gomez-Ocean Spray

2:45-3:00 Wrap Up/Dismissed




















































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