UF Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety receives over $7 million in renewal funding

Workers in agriculture, fisheries and forestry are among those at greatest risk nationally for injury and work-related health problems. Additionally, work-related fatalities are nearly seven times higher in these industries compared to all other industries in the United States. With the goal of reducing the incidence and severity of  chronic and acute health and safety problems in […]

What’s Next? Understanding the current status of COVID-19 and future projections

While health experts have stated that the United States is turning the corner on the latest surge in the coronavirus pandemic, experts aren’t convinced that the pandemic is completely behind us. On October 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. you are invited to join the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety for […]

Issue Guide: Analyzing Media Coverage of Agricultural Health and Safety Issues

The risks associated with the agriculture industry are very diverse. Developing and disseminating safety communication materials is a challenge faced by agricultural communicators.  Researchers from the University of Florida recently conducted a study to describe agricultural health and safety issues discussed in Florida news media during the year 2016. In this study, agricultural health and […]

State of the Science Meeting focused on pregnancy at work to be hosted by Sunshine Education and Research Center

Respected presenters and researchers will discuss topics such as occupational exposures, pesticide metabolism and effects to fetus, pregnancy bias, employment considerations during pregnancy, general maternal health, work-family balance, legal climate, as well as social and cultural issues. To Register: Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Event: Poster Session & Networking […]

UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress

When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly when cold, heat, drought, disease or a natural disaster strikes their crop or cattle. Sometimes, when a farmer or rancher’s livelihood is at stake, […]

SCCAHS announces latest Pilot/Feasibility Program Call for Proposals

SCCAHS The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety(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, […]

Save the Date: Ag Safety Summit 2020

Title of conference: North American Agricultural Safety Summit, Raising Safety 2020: Cultivating a Culture of Safety. Host: The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America™ (ASHCA), established in 2007, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It is a coalition of agricultural business leaders, producer associations, risk managers and others joining together with safety associations, federal and state […]

Girasole documentary: Facing the Sun

Researchers at Emory University partnered with the Farmworker Association of Florida to conduct collaborative research on heat related illness. This documentary, Facing the Sun, documents the problem of heat illness, the research addressing it, and the goal of working with employers to make workplaces safer. In the video, you will hear from SCCAHS researchers and […]

SCCAHS to host 2019 Community Stakeholder Advisory Board Meeting

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety’s Community Stakeholder Advisory Board will meet to provide feedback on the future of the center. The annual board meeting will be March 14, 2019 at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, Florida. Travel, including lodging, mileage and tolls, will be reimbursed for CSAB […]

Mental health workshops to prepare for disaster recovery

Disasters are undisputed stressful events for many people throughout the world, and the impact of psychological distress can be seen in impacted communities as well as in emergency responders. Presented by the UF/IFAS PIE Center, UF/IFAS Family Youth & Community Sciences (FYCS) and the Florida State Agricultural Response Team (SART), this training was designed to provide emergency […]