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 learned about the center, helped identify important occupational health and safety issues in Florida and the Southeast, and provided direction for the center’s future activities to enhance the safety and health of workers in agriculture, forestry and fishery industries.
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 addresses the occupational safety and health needs of people working in agriculture, fishing, and forestry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The goal of the SCCAHS is to provide occupational safety and health education for agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries workers through evidence-based, tested safety and health programs. Programs will be geared towards specific target audiences and will include translating programs to other languages when appropriate.
The University of Florida is the lead institution of SCCAHS, partnering with the University of South Florida (USF), Florida State University (FSU), Florida A&M University (FAMU), Emory University, and the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). These universities are working together on a range of interdisciplinary research and educational projects designed to promote occupational health and safety among employers, families, and workers at the 240,000 farms estimated by the US Department of Agriculture to be operating in the region, as well as forestry and fishery industries.