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Media invited to attend ARS safety training sessions

Editors and reporters interested in stories about farm safety are invited to attend upcoming safety training sessions being conducted for staff employees of UW-Madison Agricultural Research Stations. Topics will cover accidents and emergencies, first aid, chemical and fuel spills, and vehicle accidents and machinery breakdowns. Please follow the instructions below to RSVP.

Three identical sessions will be held:

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
West Madison Agricultural Research Station
8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, WI 53593

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
Arlington Agricultural Research Station
N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, WI 53911

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016
Marshfield Agricultural Research Station
M605 Drake Ave., Stratford, WI 54484

All three sessions will following the agenda below. During the “rotation” timeslots, attendees will break up into three groups and rotate among the following three training workshops: emergency first aid; chemical and fuel spills; and vehicle accidents and machinery breakdowns.

9:00 a.m. – Preregistration, refreshments
9:30 a.m. – Welcome, introductions and training overview
9:45 a.m. – Accidents and emergencies: What to do
11:00 a.m. – Rotation #1
12:00 p.m. – Catered lunch
1:00 p.m. – Rotation #2
2:00 p.m. – Rotation #3
3:00 p.m. – Wrap up

Please RSVP to Jeff Breuer, assistant superintendent of Arlington ARS, at (608) 846-3761 ext. 103 or jeff.breuer@wisc.edu.