Past Webinar: Stressors, Resilience Factors and Applicability of New Interventions for Substance Misuse (May 14, 2020)

In this month’s webinar, Dr. Robert Leeman will speak on his research about substance misuse and highlight applications for rural populations. Leeman studies relationships between various difficulties with self-control and addictive behaviors, particularly alcohol use, though he...
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Issue Guide: Knowledge and practices to avoid heat-related illness among Hispanic farmworkers along the Florida-Georgia line

Farmworkers who work outdoors and in field crops are at an increased risk of developing heat-related illness (HRI) unless proper preventative measures are taken. “Florida farmworkers work in hot and humid conditions, but do not have access to training in how to prevent...
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CSAB Member’s Organization Wins Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America Award

The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) was recently recognized as a national safety leader in the agriculture industry by the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA).  FWAF was among eight individuals and organizations to receive this prestigious...
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Past Webinar: Acute Psychological and Health Impacts of Hurricane Irma in UF/IFAS Extension Workers (March 12th, 10-11 am)

Hurricane Irma made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida in September of 2017 and moved north up the state bringing high winds, destructive tornadoes, and flooding. In conjunction with the physical damage, hurricane Irma left in its wake psychological impacts with the...
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Past Webinar: Heat Stress and Biomarkers of Renal Disease (Feb. 12th 10am-11am)

February 12th, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am Eastern Rising global temperatures have resulted in increases in health hazards for populations who work in hot environments, such as agricultural farmworkers. Chronic Kidney Disease is an epidemic in the Mesoamerican region and is...
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Past Webinar: Pesticide & Heat Stress Education for Latino Farmworkers that is Culturally Appropriate

Farmworkers, the majority of whom are Latino immigrants from Mexico, experience elevated rates of occupational injury and illness. Chronic low-dose exposure to pesticides and extreme heat and humidity are major sources of poor occupational health outcomes. Dr. Joseph Grzywacz,...
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Community Stakeholder Advisory Board Webinar Meeting

Dr. Tracy Irani, SCCAHS Outreach Core Director, hosted a meeting with colleague Dr. Tom Bernard from the University of South Florida’s NIOSH funded Sunshine Education & Research Center. They were pleased to share about several upcoming and past events, as well as affiliate...
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Past Webinar: The Need for a Safety Focus in Agriculture (Nov. 6 2-3pm)

The November webinar for the SCCAHS webinar series featured Jose Perez, senior manager for health and safety for The Wonderful Company. In this webinar, Perez covered the need for a safety focus in agriculture and shared his experiences on how to support and create a culture of...
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Fall 2018 Seminar Featuring Jose Perez, The Wonderful Company

The senior manager for health and safety of the world’s largest grower of tree nuts was the featured speaker at the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety’s (SCCAHS) fall seminar at the University of Florida campus on November 15th.  Jose Perez, senior...
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Past Webinar: Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance of Gulf Seafood Workers (Oct. 24 10-11am)

Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance of Gulf Seafood Workers Commercial ocean fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Workplace-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths are not uncommon for commercial seafood workers, and many of these adverse...
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