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Title of conference:
North American Agricultural Safety Summit, Raising Safety 2020: Cultivating a Culture of Safety.
Host:
The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America™ (ASHCA), established in 2007, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It is a coalition of agricultural business leaders, producer associations, risk managers and others joining together with safety associations, federal and state agencies, educational institutions and safety professionals, all seeking to improve the health and safety of agricultural workers. The ASHCA mission: “To proactively address ongoing and emerging occupational safety and health issues affecting everyone engaged in all facets of U.S. agriculture.”
 
Dates:
March 19-20, 2020
Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Audience:
Safety/risk managers, producers, agri-businesses, human resource managers, academic and industry safety researchers and experts, safety supply and compliance providers, Extension, media.
Conference web page link:
www.ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
 
EVENT DESCRIPTIONS
Short
Save the Date! North American Agricultural Safety Summit, Raising Safety 2020: Cultivating a Culture of Safety, March 19-20, 2020, at Bally’s of Las Vegas, NV. The summit will match evidence-based safety interventions with production practices and emerging safety issues. Network with agricultural safety and agribusiness leaders; gain access to best practices and programs for agricultural workers. Hosted by the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America™ (ASHCA).
Long
Save the Date! North American Agricultural Safety Summit, Raising Safety 2020: Cultivating a Culture of Safety, March 19-20, 2020, Las Vegas, NV. The summit will inspire and guide the improvement of safe work practices in agriculture while addressing emerging and challenging issues. Network with agricultural safety and agribusiness leaders; gain access to best practices and programs for agricultural workers. Hosted by the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America™ (ASHCA). Discussions will include on-farm and process safety around equipment, livestock and dairy, row-crops, grain handling, food and specialty crops, individual and workforce safety, and other commercial agricultural production and business operational safety issues. The Summit will feature breakout sessions, general sessions, exhibits and ample time for networking. “Safety in agricultural production is not a luxury, nor is it something that we can afford to leave to regulators to decide for us,” said Jess McClure, ASHCA Board Chairman and  Vice President, Safety and Regulatory Affairs of the National Grain and Feed Association.  “Safety is one of the key business excellence areas that determines who is profitable long-term, and who is not.”
Like previous ASHCA-hosted summits, the event will focus on strengthening relationships to identify, test and implement cost-effective, practical safety strategies to enhance the well-being of workers in U.S. agriculture.
For more information, contact ASHCA, www.ashca.org, or 571-293-1908.
 
GREAT REASONS TO ATTEND 
  • Led by its industry members, and informed by its academic and research members, the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America™ (ASHCA) is uniquely positioned to match evidence-based safety interventions with production practices and emerging safety issues.
  • In this fast-paced, 1.5 day meeting, learn from other agricultural producers about proven safety strategies that result in savings and improved employee morale.
  • Join with others to meet the challenge of feeding 9 billion people (predicted by 2030) safely, securely, and sustainably.
  • Gain access to evidence based best practices and programs that recruit and retain the best agricultural workers.
  • Understand the global view – food production, worker safety, consumer expectations, corporate social responsibility and international trade implications.
  • Guide future strategies to enhance education and training of agricultural risk managers, farm safety professionals and frontline supervisors.
  • Identify interventions that protect vulnerable populations including immigrant workers, young workers and non-working children.
  • Gain practical ideas for mobilizing knowledge getting the right information to the right people to do the right thing at the right time.
  • Network with North America’s agricultural safety and agribusiness leaders – all in one place.
BIG-PICTURE QUOTES ON SAFETY 
  • In order to keep pace with world population growth, we need to double food production in the next 20 years without doubling land in agriculture, said Joel Sherman, vice president, safety and corporate affairs, Grimmway Enterprises. “That should be in the back of everyone’s mind who is concerned about agriculture and concerned about safety.”
  • As food production ramps up, so will the percentage of workers who are new to agriculture, posing a large safety challenge. “We get these in-and-out employees through guest worker programs as a stop-gap, and then the question becomes, ‘How do we train them in such a short timeframe,’” said Lourdes Gonzales, director of human resources, Gowan Group.
  • “ASHCA is a big tent,” said Dan Hair, senior vice president and chief risk officer, WCF Insurance. “Our summits demonstrate how much more we can do when producers, researchers, product groups, risk managers, and regulators work together on problems.”
  • “I hate the term ‘Safety First,’ because it makes you think of it as something separate from your work,” said Joel Sherman, vice president, safety and corporate affairs, Grimmway Enterprises. “Safety is not an interruption to your work. It’s the way you get your work done.”
  • “We’re in this together — academics, ag businesses, ag producers and ag safety risk managers — and we share a focus on raising the bar on ag safety and health,” said Scott Heiberger, President-Elect, International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health.
  • “Safety in agricultural production is not a luxury, nor is it something that we can afford to leave to regulators to decide for us,” said Jose Perez of Wonderful Co. “Intentionally and systematically building a culture of safety in agriculture, from the smallest to the largest producers or agriculture related businesses is more than an ethics issue, it is also the only way to build profitable and sustainable businesses.”
DON’T MISS OUT  ….. selected sessions at the 2020 Summit
  • “Stewardship and Sustainability on a Large Scale,” with speakers from the big box suppliers will describe strategies that influence agriculture production practices leading to injury reduction in the worksite.
  • “Improving Worker Involvement in OSHA compliance” will highlight programs and incentives leading to measurable improvements in safety practices.
  • “Employers’ Role in Safeguarding Employee Wellness – Mental health, medical marijuana, opioid use, workplace violence” will share information on recognizing and addressing behaviors that affect individuals within and beyond the work setting.
  • Break-out sessions will provide guidance to be applied toward specific commodity groups – Fruit/Nuts/Vegetables, Animal Agriculture Grains/Oilseeds/Cotton.
  • “National approaches to Agricultural Safety and Health” will give updates on current and proposed federal programs available to augment worker safety initiatives in agriculture.
  • Break-out sessions will provide insights in immigration labor force issues; safety for non-English speaking employees; case studies in incident reporting, and other topics.
  • Breakfast roundtables will provide attendees with opportunities to discuss programs and policies of specific companies with the respective program director.
  • A “lightning round” of quick research talks will lead attendees directly to the person(s) with whom they could strategize on future research needs.
  • Leave this Summit feeling inspired and knowledgeable on next steps for improving safety practices for agricultural workers.
 SOCIAL MEDIA
 #ASHCA2020 
  • Come experience endless possibilities.  ASHCA is led by industry members, and informed by researchers and academia. Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
  • The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America™ (ASHCA) is uniquely positioned to match evidence-based safety interventions with production practices and emerging safety issues.  Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
  • Meet the challenge! Feed 9 billion people safely, securely, and sustainably. Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
  • Network with North America’s agricultural safety and agribusiness leaders – all in one place.  Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
  • Spark, Initiate, Arise! Gain access to evidence based best practices and programs for agricultural workers. Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
  • Understand the global view – food production, worker safety, consumer expectations, corporate social responsibility and international trade implications.  Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
  • Make the right move!  Guide future strategies to enhance education and training of agricultural risk managers, farm safety professionals and frontline supervisors.  Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
  • Identify interventions that protect vulnerable populations including immigrant workers, young workers and non-working children. Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
  • Decide where you belong. Gain practical ideas for mobilizing knowledge getting the right information to the right people to do the right thing at the right time.  Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
  • Investing in the Next Generation of Safety Leaders. Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit
  • Agricultural production presents a wide range of workplace exposures that pose unique and often difficult challenges. Come learn and discuss agriculture at the 2020 ASCHA Summit March 19-20 in Las Vegas!  #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit

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Network with North America’s agricultural safety and agribusiness leaders – all in one place.  Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit

Meet the challenge! Feed 9 billion people safely, securely, and sustainably. Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit

Understand the global view – food production, worker safety, consumer expectations, corporate social responsibility and international trade implications.  Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit

Make the right move!  Guide future strategies to enhance education and training of agricultural risk managers, farm safety professionals and frontline supervisors.  Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit

Identify interventions that protect vulnerable populations including immigrant workers, young workers and non-working children. Join us at the ASHCA Summit March 19-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #ASHCA2020 http://ashca.org/2020-safety-summit