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 have been displaced, which can put all emergency response personnel, farm workers, and […]

University of Georgia to host discussion on rural stress

Rural America faces many challenges: challenging economies, rising suicide rates ad the growing opioid epidemic. Land-grant institutions are uniquely positioned to impact community wellness in rural American at the local level. The University of Georgia invites you to join representatives from across rural America to have a conversation, explore best practices, and learn from industry […]

SCCAHS affiliates to take part in town hall

SCCAHS researchers Joan Flocks and Joe Grzywacz and SCCAHS community stakeholder advisory board member Jeannie Economos will be joined by Jeff Bronstein, Director of the Movement Disorders Program at UCLA, to discuss the impacts of pesticide exposure on health at the 19th National Our Community, Our Health town hall. The town hall will take place […]

Professor Emeritus and contributor to agricultural safety Carol Lehtola passes

The SCCAHS was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Dr. Carol Lehtola. Dr. Lehtola was a Professor Emeritus in the Agriculture and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Florida.  She had a dedicated program focused on agricultural safety where she contributed to improved safety throughout Florida. Her research and work live on through […]

SCCAHS Researcher Receives University of Florida Office of Research Award

Gulcan Onel, a Principal Investigator of an SCCAHS Pilot Award, was recently named a recipient of the 2018 Research Opportunity Seed Fund Awards, a grant funded by the UF Office of Research. Onel, an assistant professor of food and resource economics at the University of Florida, was one of 16 recipients to receive the University-wide […]

SCCAHS announces its Pilot/Feasibility Program Call for Proposals

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health is announcing a call for proposals for its Pilot/Feasibility Program. This program will provide seed funds to stimulate original projects relevant to health and safety in the agricultural, forestry, and fishery (AFF) industries. Projects may include basic/etiologic research, translational research, intervention studies, and/or surveillance. Our goal is to […]

Joan Flocks presents on behalf of SCCAHS at national conference

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) Director of Emerging Issues and Planning Joan Flocks recently presented a poster at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conference on Chronic Kidney Diseases in Agricultural Communities. The conference was held in Bethesda, Maryland and brought together health professionals, scientists, and […]

SCCAHS’s Andrew Kane to present research at international conference

Director of the University of Florida Aquatic Pathobiology Laboratories and research with the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Andrew Kane will present his research on seafood worker safety surveillance at the International Fishing Industry Safety and Health (iFISH) Conference in Newfoundland, Canada. The conference will run from June 10 -13, 2018. Kane […]

Upcoming Agrisafe Webinars

Agrisafe Network is an organization that builds the competency of health and safety professionals to deliver exceptional occupational health care and is stationed out of Iowa. Agrisafe provides regular webinars to provide knowledge and professional development to individuals interested in agricultural health and safety. View the schedule below of upcoming webinars. Webinars are free resources, […]

Video and report from the Community Stakeholder Advisory Board meeting

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety hosted its inaugural Community Stakeholder Advisory Board meeting last month in Gainesville, Florida. This meeting joined researchers, administration, and industry representatives together to learn more about the center’s current research projects and pilot projects. The meeting kicked off with a welcome by Glenn Morris and Andy […]