Upcoming Webinar: Impacts of COVID-19 on Extension (August 20, 2020)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Evaluation Program team at the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) initiated a collaborative group of the 11 NIOSH Ag Centers across the country.  This group developed and distributed an online survey...
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Upcoming Webinar: Preparing for the 2020 Hurricane Season in the Midst of a Pandemic (August 6, 2020)

While the 2020 hurricane season is predicted to be above average, communities across the southeastern U.S. will be preparing in the midst of a pandemic. On August 6, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern, the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety will host a...
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Upcoming Webinar: Uncovering Patterns of Mental, Physical, and Occupational Health Issues Among Migrant Farmworkers with Different Socio-cultural Networks (April 22, 2020)

Migrant farmworkers in the U.S. experience a variety of stressors that affect their mental and physical health. Through a pilot project with SCCAHS, Dr. Gulcan Onel researched relationships between social networks/connectedness, mental health status, and physical health status of...
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Past Webinar- Death on the Farm: Characteristics and Contextual Factors in Farmer and Agricultural Worker Suicide in Georgia from 2008-2015 (March 5, 10-11am Eastern)

Farmers and agricultural workers in the United States have been shown to be at elevated risk of suicide. Recent stressors such as weather disasters, crop prices, and uncertain international tariffs, may be exacerbating risk of suicide in this population, and thus make this an...
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Past Webinar: Investigating Opioid and Alcohol Risk and Misuse Among Agricultural Workers

Farmers may be at higher risk for substance use disorders (SUDs) due to higher rates of injuries, stress, and lack of awareness of danger of SUDs. According the CDC, rates of drug overdoses are rising in rural areas, surpassing rates in urban areas. The January 2020 SCCAHS...
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Past Webinar: Heat-related Illness in a Changing Climate and Demography of Florida (November 6, 10-11am)

Assessing climate change impacts at a regional level is of great importance to local communities and industries as it helps in understanding and identifying ways in which people can adapt to meet the risks of that geographical area. A changing climate in Florida effects ambient...
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Past Webinar- Chronic low back pain in seafood workers: a pilot intervention study to identify modifiable work and movement solutions (October 9, 2-3pm)

Chronic low back pain has been identified as a major problem for seafood and agricultural workers, and is known to affect worker health and productivity. Kim Dunleavy, an associate clinical professor in UF’s Department of Physical Therapy, researched clam workers in Cedar Key,...
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Past Webinar- Heat-related Illness (HRI) in Agriculture: A two-part webinar providing research findings on a mobile app to monitor HRI and a compilation of educational research-based resources to help prevent HRI (September 10, 10-11am)

Increasing awareness and education around the topic of heat-related illness (HRI) is one mitigation strategy for farmworkers and farmworker supervisors to reduce occasions of HRI. Given the risk of HRI in the southeastern United States, the outreach core for the Southeastern...
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Past Webinar- Delivering agricultural health and safety research to stakeholders: Best practices and theoretical foundations (August 29, 11am-12pm)

The ways in which information and research is communicated to stakeholders has a significant effect on how the information is perceived. For instance, the frame, or cognitive structure selected by the communicator, has a major influence in how an audience processes new...
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Past Webinar- Heat-related Illness Prevention: Research and lessons learned from athletics (July 16, 10-11am)

Heat-related illness (HRI) significantly impacts athletes, especially in hot and humid climates. HRI is the third leading cause of death among high school athletes. Practitioners of occupational industries with greater outdoor exposure can apply lessons learned from athletics to...
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