Safe and Healthy Recovery After Farm Floods

Disaster recovery can be as dangerous as the disaster itself, especially if no disaster preparedness plan was implemented. This is especially true on farms and ranches where inherent farm hazards such as machinery and equipment, livestock, and agriculture chemicals are displaced...
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Community Stakeholder Advisory report now available

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Outreach Core recently organized the first Community Stakeholder Advisory meeting. Stakeholders were invited to attend meetings in person in Gainesville, Apopka, and Valdosta or attend online through video...
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Video of Recent SCCAHS Meeting Now Available

The video presentations from the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety’s (SCCAHS) recent Community Stakeholder Advisory Meeting have been posted. To access the video presentations, go to https://vimeo.com/240175386. Those attending the Oct. 24 meeting...
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Pilot Research Projects Selected for Funding to Improve Agricultural Worker Safety and Health

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is awarding more than $56,000 to three pilot research projects to improve the safety and health of agricultural workers. Scientists will use mobile app monitoring to prevent heat-related symptoms among Hispanic...
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SCCAHS Needs Assessment Report is Available

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety has posted its final report of a needs assessment from people involved in all aspects of agriculture, fisheries, and forestry industries in the Southeast. Download the needs assessment report. The nee...
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In-Service Training opportunity on Agricultural Guest Workers and Related Wage and Hour Rules

ritz Roka from the UF/IFAS Southwest Research and Education Center in Immokalee, Florida will be hosting an in-service training opportunity (IST #31451) on Agricultural Guest Workers and Related Wage and Hour Rules. This IST will take place via distance on Wednesday, November 15,...
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New NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Programs Website Debuts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new website focusing on extramural research and training programs. Portfolios of the research and training programs are available at the website, as...
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Preparing for Hurricane Irma and helpful resources

As the Southeastern United States and especially Florida prepare for the impact of Hurricane Irma, there are many resources that can help make the process a little less stressful for residents. Many of our friends and partners provided an array of resources and contact...
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Webinar: Fall and electrical safety in agriculture

Falls and electricity are among the most common hazards encountered in agriculture. Learn how to educate others about these hazards during an AgriSafe Network Webinar, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT), Wednesday, Sept. 13. The webinar is free but attendees must registe...
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Engaging Guestworkers in Occupational Safety Research in Forestry

The southern US contains some of the most intensively managed forests in the world that provide the bulk of the nation’s softwood lumber and pulp. There is a paucity of research on the burden of injury, illness, and fatalities among reforestation workers in this region....
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