Reducing Tobacco Equipment Injuries

Year Funded

2018

Amount

$110,045.00

The NC Agricultural Foundation, in partnership with the NC Agromedicine Institute will target tobacco growers and workers by: 1) reviewing all tobacco equipment related injuries and fatalities in the last 5 years to determine the root cause of those events; 2) developing short, high impact videos in both English and Spanish that graphically show similar scenarios of people being caught in equipment; 3) providing training in equipment safety and first on scene response for tobacco growers and workers; 4) conducting health screenings both at educational programs and during tobacco field work; 5) providing SMV signs and first aid kits.

Ms. Kathy Kennel
Director
NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc. Campus Box 764 Raleigh, NC 27695