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.
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 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 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.
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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