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Resources by Topic: Agricultural health and safety

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information, Materials and Services for Those Who Work in the Agricultural Industry
Highlights information and resources pertaining to COVID-19 for those working in the agricultural industry. Features agriculture-specific information as well as general information guides in both English and Spanish.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
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NIOSH Ag Safety Centers
A directory of National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) centers that conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation's pressing agricultural health and safety problems.
Type: Directory
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National Agricultural Workers Survey: Agricultural Worker Tables
Presents data on agricultural workers from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS). Presents data by demographic characteristics, health insurance coverage, and agricultural occupational injury, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Labor
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Rural Cooperatives Magazine
Magazine focused on the challenges and successes of rural cooperatives across the country. Featured bimonthly issues published by USDA Rural Development. Ceased publication in 2018, but web editions of past issues are available.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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Farm Town Strong
Website detailing information and resources to support agricultural communities affected by the opioid epidemic. Presents crisis hotlines, links to treatment centers, prevention resources, and prescription drug disposal for rural agricultural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union
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Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among Farmers
Presents a study analyzing musculoskeletal pain in farmers in 9 different Midwestern states through surveys and direct measurements taken every 6 months from 2012 to 2015. Discusses physical measurements taken to record muscle activity and Whole Body Vibration exposure while operating 112 agricultural vehicles.
Author(s): Nathan Fethke, Fred Gerr, Joe Cavanaugh, et al.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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The Agenda 2020: A Special Report on the Future of Health
A collection of articles, videos, graphics, and more highlighting issues specific to health. Includes stories about rural healthcare facilities, profiles of innovative rural programs, and examples of rural health successes and challenges. Examines rural healthcare in relation to today's political climate, hoping to glean lessons that are broadly applicable throughout the rest of the U.S.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Politico, United Health Group
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AgriSafe OnDemand Webinars
A collection of recorded webinars that address a variety of agricultural health and safety issues, including hearing protection, protective equipment, and safety for young workers. Lists both free, publicly available and members-only recordings.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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Clinician Guides for Farmworker Health and Safety Regulations
Guides to help inform clinicians about farmworker health and safety regulations regarding sanitation, exposure to agricultural chemicals, food quality, and worker protection standards.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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Health Tips/Consejos de Salud
A bilingual, quarterly publication focused on health topics and issues relevant to the farmworker and the general Hispanic population. Subscription required however Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) may be eligible for a free subscription.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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