The National Pork Board and the University of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health have teamed up to offer pork producers a series of health and safety training sessions this spring and summer.

The 11, one-hour sessions provide learning opportunities right at your fingertips.

Presented on May 29 at 3 p.m. is Electrical Safety, available by going to https://admin.acrobat.com/_a787702991/pit/. Simply enter your first and last name and your company name in the box. Click on the “Enter Room” button to be transferred to the meeting.

“With topics ranging from animal handling to fire safety, we hope participants are better informed about the hazards found in their daily work environments and learn methods for reducing the risk of injury or illness,” says Aaron Kline, with Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health.

Future sessions to be held every other Thursday at 3 p.m. (central standard time) will include Personal Protective Equipment (June 12); Housekeeping (June 26); Animal Handling (July 10); Lockout Tagout (July 24); Fire Safety (Aug. 7); and Confined Spaces (Aug. 21).

“Each session will outline the risks associated with that topic and use real-world examples to illustrate the presence of the hazards in the attendees’ facilities,” says Kline. “Presenters will include safety personnel from large swine operations such as Seaboard, Iowa Select and Hitch, in addition to leading agricultural health and safety researchers.”