Ag Health and Safety Alliance Posters
The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) aims to serve agricultural communities by discovering causes of injury and illness, effectively communicating information about prevention, and conducting training opportunities for farmers and ranchers. Check out the resources developed by CS-CASH to prevent Ag related injuries and illnesses.
AgSafe Alberta develops and delivers farm safety management tools, resources, and programs for Alberta farmers and ranchers. Led by a supporting membership consisting of 26 crop and livestock producer groups, our goal is to help farming operations establish practical farm safety management systems to enhance a culture of safety, where safety is a fully-integrated part of the farm.
As a national, non-profit organization, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) promotes farm safety in the agricultural sector. CASA works with partners in government, business, and farming organizations across Canada to support initiatives that equip producers, their families and their workers with the information and tools needed to make farms a safe place to live, work and play.
The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture’s mission is to conduct and stimulate research, education, and health promotion programs aimed at enhancing the health and well-being of agricultural, rural and remote populations. The Centre partnered with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) and six Rural Municipalities in 1988 and founded the Agricultural Health and Safety Network with the mission “to improve health and safety on the farm through education, service, and evaluation research.” Over the last 25 years, the Network has steadily increased to 219 RMs including over 27,000 Saskatchewan farm families.
The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health is located in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. The Center was founded in 1990 and is a nationally recognized resource with an established record of developing and implementing programs of research, intervention, translation, education, and outreach to prevent occupational injury and illness among agricultural workers and their families. Check out the valuable resources produced by the Center.
The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) conducts research, education, and prevention/intervention programs to improve the health and safety of those working in agriculture, forestry and fishing in the High Plains and Intermountain Region of the United States.
They conduct their work in partnership with regional stakeholders to identify and respond to the most pressing worker health and safety threats in their region. This commitment to stakeholder engagement has paved the way for the successful translation of research into industry practice, particularly with regional and national adoption of evidence-based programming in the dairy industry.
The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and serves a six-state region: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) provides national leadership to improve the health, well-being and safety of farm men and women, farm workers, their families and communities across Australia. The Centre is a partnership between Western District Health Service and Deakin University and is based in Hamilton, Victoria. Education is one of the primary aims of the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH). It is of key importance to improve the health, safety and well-being of farm men, women and children.
The National Farm Medicine Center was established in 1981 in response to occupational health problems seen in farm patients coming to Marshfield Clinic. The center continues to focus its research and outreach on rural populations. Current safety and health priorities include children, agritourism, beginning farmers and ranchers, and injury surveillance. Farm Center scientists and staff address these issues with special expertise in injury prevention, public health, bioinformatics, nursing, anthropology, education and communications.
The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education (SW Ag Center) was created in 1995 at the University of Texas Health Northeast to serve Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas as part of a program initiative of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The SW Ag Center conducts programs of research, prevention, intervention, education, and outreach designed to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses among agricultural workers and their families. Considerable Center research and outreach has focused on commercial fishing and logging/forestry, as well as, traditional agriculture. Check out these resources produced by the SW Ag Center.
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) is located at the University of California, Davis and conducts research, outreach, and training to improve the health and safety of those working in agriculture in the Western states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.
The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) is a multidisciplinary collaboration of five leading research and health care institutions. This collaboration brings together unique and complimentary expertise to address existing and emerging occupational health and safety issues in agriculture. Find our more by clicking on the resources developed by UMASH.
This library is intended primarily for students who have taken the “We equip ourselves for agricultural work” training translated and adapted from the “Gear Up for Ag” training set up by the American organization Ag Health and Safety Alliance. This page is full of information, videos and documents related to the themes seen in the training and which are intended as valuable tools to support the management of prevention on the farm.
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) is a not-for-profit organization committed to protecting Ontario workers and businesses. A proud partner in Ontario’s occupational health and safety system and a trusted safety advisor since 1917, WSPS has a rich history of making Ontario workplaces safer.
Telling the Story Project
Tell a Story – save a life is the tagline for Telling the Story Project, a collaboration of three Midwest NIOSH Ag Centers creating multimedia injury prevention messages that highlight personal stories and first-hand experiences. The stories provide a personal and honest look at injuries and their impact. Who are the storytellers? Farmers, agricultural workers, and family and community members who’ve been impacted by injuries, fatalities, or close calls. Told in their own words, their experiences provide valuable information to learn what went wrong and how to prevent similar incidents. The common thread is “We don’t want this to happen to anyone else.” The stories, with recommendations for best safety practices and additional resources on topical hazards, are housed at www.tellingthestoryproject.org. Stories and resources are meant to be linked and shared. They may be used by the media, ag educators, families, employers and employees, Extension, and anyone interested in farm safety. Guidelines for use and republication are provided.
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3M is a global science company that applies science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily.
3M US and 3M Canada is a product partner who generously provides Personal Protective equipment kits for Gear Up for Ag Health and Safety™ college Ag students.
Respirators for Welding
Find out what type of respirator you should be wearing for welding.
Disposable Respirator Quick Reference Guide
Read information about disposable respirator options and how to wear them properly.
Read about different types of reusable respirators and how to pick the right cartridges for your respiratory exposures.
Life Can Be Loud Resource
Check out this 3M resource and video for more information on preventing hearing loss.
Respirator User Seal Check
Watch this video to find out how to be sure your respirator fits correctly by doing a user seal check.
Gear Up for Ag Health and Safety Handouts
The Ag Health and Safety Alliance provides online resources to students who are part of the Gear Up for Ag Health and Safety™ Program through our partners. We provide two worksheets/handouts to our students to assist with proper PPE selection during and after our Gear Up for Ag™ program.