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Animal Agriculture Workers And Zoonotic disease emergencies
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When: Friday, May 4, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: El Centro de la Raza, Centilia Cultural Center
2524 16th Ave S
Seattle, Washington  98144
United States
Contact: 206-685-3089

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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.


standard: $100
To register, please visit or contact the northwest
Center for occupational Health and safety at or 206-685-3089.

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.

Who Should Attend?

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

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