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Resources by Topic: Agricultural health and safety

The Influence of Organizational Aspects of the U.S. Agricultural Industry and Socioeconomic and Political Conditions on Farmworkers' COVID-19 Workplace Safety
Interviewed 14 rural Latinx California farmworkers between July 2020 and April 2021 on the impacts of regulatory oversight and workplace safety measures on COVID-19 risks in the workplace. Discusses legal status for farmworkers and offers policy recommendations for occupational health and safety measures.
Author(s): Fabiola M. Perez-Lua, Alec M. Chan-Golston, Nancy J. Burke, Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young
Citation: International Journal of Research and Public Health, 20(23), 7138
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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The Women Farmer Stress Inventory: Examining Women Farmer Stress in the United States Corn Belt
Explores the causes of stress for women farmers. Discusses sociodemographic and farm-level factors that correlate with, and contribute to, stress. Breaks down data such as farm size and revenue, off-farm work and care labor, and demographic factors such as age, marital status, and education, among others.
Author(s): Carly E. Nichols, Jonathan Davis
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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MotherToBaby Gives Rural Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms 'Fingertip Access' to Exposure Experts
Provides an overview of MotherToBaby, which works to educate pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their healthcare providers on the risks of exposures. Discusses how MotherToBaby's free services can support rural mothers, highlighting programs serving rural areas in Georgia and North Texas.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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I-CASH Annual Report 2023
Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health's (I-CASH) annual report on statewide prevention and education programs addressing agricultural safety and health from 2022-2023. Highlights the organization's connection and engagement projects, describes recent efforts to provide agricultural solutions, and includes a list of seasonal campaigns and accomplishments.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
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Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education Annual Report, 2022-2023
Annual report of the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education's activities for 2022-2023. Includes summary of organizational structure, research, outreach, and grants funded.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education
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The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health (UMASH) Center Summary Annual Report: 2022-2023
Highlights research projects and program activities in the areas of farmer mental health, agricultural health and safety, and farmer aging.
Author(s): Jeff Bender
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
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Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health 2022-3 Annual Report
Highlights work of the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health between September 2022 and September 2023 in 9 Midwestern states. Projects include training, networking, funding, education, and research related to various occupational hazards, mental health, women in agriculture, roadway safety, and more.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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"This Is Not My Grandmother's Summer": Rural Populations Are Uniquely Vulnerable to the Health Impacts of Extreme Heat
Discusses the challenges rural areas face in helping address the impact of heat on health. Includes strategies used in rural North Carolina, Indiana, and Washington State to help inform and protect rural residents, including those exposed to heat through work outdoors.
Author(s): Brendan Stermer
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2023
Provides standardized guidelines for public health officials, veterinarians, animal venue operators and exhibitors, farmers, visitors, and those concerned with minimizing health risks from contact with animals. Describes risks from infections such as enteric diseases, rabies, influenza, and others.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Animal Contact Compendium Committee
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Fatal Injuries to Agricultural Workers in 2021 Were the Second Lowest in a Decade
Bar chart showing 2021 data on fatal injuries to agricultural workers. Summary includes types of fatal injuries, race and ethnicity, age, gender, and recent fatal agriculture injury trends.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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