Rural Agricultural Health and Safety – News
News stories from the past 60 days.
Oct 9, 2019 - Examines the increasing role of women in agriculture, featuring a livestock veterinarian and her experience working in the field while pregnant. Identifies lack of access to healthcare in rural areas, exposure to bacteria and chemicals, and lack of research and training in livestock exposure as difficulties faced by pregnant women working on a farm.
Oct 8, 2019 - Features the Rural Firefighters Delivering Agricultural Safety and Health (RF-DASH) project, a training to motivate farmers in implementing safe practices on their farms. Firefighters and EMS personnel across the country are participating to provide resources on improving farm health and safety.
Source: Wisconsin State Farmer
Oct 6, 2019 - Features a clinic bus in Wisconsin that provides basic check-ups and screenings for uninsured farmworkers. Many of the patients are Spanish-speaking with little access to healthcare due to cost and lack of transportation. The bus visits the farms to help treat and prevent worsening health conditions.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal
Oct 2, 2019 - Addresses the issues that rural farmworkers in Arizona face when seeking access to healthcare, such as language barriers and lack of health insurance. The Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) established a community center to serve residents, the majority of whom are Latino, educating them on sun safety, nutrition, and health issues they may face working on a farm.
Source: Cronkite News
Last Updated: 10/9/2019