Issue Guide: Analyzing Media Coverage of Agricultural Health and Safety Issues

The risks associated with the agriculture industry are very diverse. Developing and disseminating safety communication materials is a challenge faced by agricultural communicators.  Researchers from the University of Florida recently conducted a study to describe...
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State of the Science Meeting focused on pregnancy at work to be hosted by Sunshine Education and Research Center

Respected presenters and researchers will discuss topics such as occupational exposures, pesticide metabolism and effects to fetus, pregnancy bias, employment considerations during pregnancy, general maternal health, work-family balance, legal climate, as well as social and...
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UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress

When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly when cold, heat, drought, disease or a natural disaster strikes their crop or cattle. Sometimes, when a...
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SCCAHS announces latest Pilot/Feasibility Program Call for Proposals

SCCAHS The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety(SCCAHS) is part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Agricultural Health and Safety Initiative. SCCAHS explores and...
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Save the Date: Ag Safety Summit 2020

Title of conference: North American Agricultural Safety Summit, Raising Safety 2020: Cultivating a Culture of Safety. Host: The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America™ (ASHCA), established in 2007, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It is a coalition of...
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Girasole documentary: Facing the Sun

Researchers at Emory University partnered with the Farmworker Association of Florida to conduct collaborative research on heat related illness. This documentary, Facing the Sun, documents the problem of heat illness, the research addressing it, and the goal of working with...
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SCCAHS to host 2019 Community Stakeholder Advisory Board Meeting

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety’s Community Stakeholder Advisory Board will meet to provide feedback on the future of the center. The annual board meeting will be March 14, 2019 at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka,...
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Mental health workshops to prepare for disaster recovery

Disasters are undisputed stressful events for many people throughout the world, and the impact of psychological distress can be seen in impacted communities as well as in emergency responders. Presented by the UF/IFAS PIE Center, UF/IFAS Family Youth & Community Sciences...
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Expert researchers discuss the latest science related to heat stress at SCCAHS’s inaugural State of the Science Meeting

Researchers representing disciplines such as the military, agriculture and sports medicine met in late October to discuss the latest advances in science and technology related to occupational heat stress in the Southeast. The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health...
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Hurricane Florence: Farm flood health threats

Floods can heighten the risk of health threats, such as mold, tetanus bacteria, contaminated well water, heat illness, and high stress. This is especially true on farms and ranches where inherent farm hazards, such as machinery and equipment, livestock, agriculture chemicals that...
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