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Suicide Prevention Month – Ideas for Action

Posted: Sep 12, 2018

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center created a two page resource with ideas for action in recognition of suicide prevention month.  Farmers are one of the highest occupations that die by suicide.  Please review this helpful resource by clicking here.

AgriSafe believes that due to the shortage of mental health professionals, rural primary care providers need to be trained on screening for suicide risk.  A free webinar that covers integration of behavioral health services can be found by clicking here.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has provided a Suicide Prevention Facts and Resources document available by clicking here.

Finally, you will find AgriSafe’s two page fact sheet on mental health and agriculture along with other resources by clicking here.

OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

Posted: Aug 03, 2018

OSHA will provide $10.5 million in funding opportunities for Susan Harwood training grants to support worker safety and health.  The money is available for nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities.

This grant program supports the creation of in-person, hands-on training and educational programs including the development of materials for workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates; and vulnerable workers, who are underserved, have limited English proficiency or are temporary workers.

For more information, click here for more information from the Federal Register.

FRPA Annual Conference – August 27-30 in Orlando

Posted: Jul 06, 2018

The Annual FRPA Conference is a gathering of recreation and park professionals for a time of learning, connecting and creating memories.  This conference offers resources on playground safety that may be of interest to ASSP members.

Click here to view the conference brochure.

Click here to access the conference website.

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