More than two-thirds of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic (transmitted between animals and humans) in origin, and animal agricultural workers can be on the “front lines” of a zoonotic disease outbreak. This unique occupational health training is based on a national training model for infectious disease emergencies. It is designed to help farms, agencies and other parties who work in animal agriculture understand and be prepared for zoonotic infectious disease outbreaks and emergencies using a "One Health" approach to cooperation between human health, animal health, and environmental health agencies and professionals.

This training will cover the risk factors and transmission modes for significant zoonotic diseases, and best practices for prevention of disease threats to workers and responders including biosafety, biosecurity, worker health, and emergency response. Approaches to highly pathogenic zoonotic influenza worker exposures, as well as preparation for a broader range of potential animal-related pathogens will be covered - including appropriate PPE. Different types of farms - and with a variety of species including poultry, swine, cattle, and other livestock - will be highlighted.

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Animal Agriculture Workers and Zoonotic Disease Emergencies

May 4, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm

1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St
Seattle, WA 98144

Training by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program (WTP).
Sponsored by the UW Center for One Health Research and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

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Course Objectives

Upon course completion attendees will be able to:
• Describe transmission routes to humans for a number of important zoonotic pathogens including highly pathogenic influenza.
• Provide a practical model for occupational health services in the animal farming setting related to infectious disease preparedness and response.
• Discuss how human health care providers, veterinary providers, farm /producer management, and environmental management can best work together as a One Health team, in the case of an infectious disease outbreak on a farm or other animal agricultural facility: division of roles and responsibilities.
• Describe site-specific engineering controls and training to reduce exposure to specific infectious and chemical agents present at the workplace.
• Explain a response plan and procedures after suspected infectious disease exposure, illness and other prevention procedures.

Intended Audience

Poultry, swine, and other livestock producers, farm managers, workers, government employees in public health, agriculture, and labor departments, agriculture extension professionals, livestock veterinarians and veterinary workers, occupational health, infectious disease, and other human health care providers, and students, faculty, and staff in occupational health and
environmental health, veterinary medicine, animal science, and other related fields.