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Welcome to the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). UMASH is a Center of Excellence in Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention.

Within this site, you can learn more about our Center, our projects, and our evaluation program. You can contact our researchers and staff, keep up to date with the latest UMASH and agricultural news and events, and learn how your participation in our projects and community outreach can help us identify and address existing and emerging issues in agricultural safety and health.


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Latest News from "In the Field"

UMASH Presenters at 2014 National Cattleman's Beef Association's State Beef Quality Assurance Coordinators meeting

May 29, 2014 - Jim Lee and Tim Goldsmith gave a presentation and led discussion on the potential for inclusion of worker health and safety training into quality assurance programs at the 2014 National Cattleman's Beef Association's State Beef Quality Assurance Coordinators meeting in Denver, CO May 15 & 16th. The meeting is an assembly of around fifty State Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) coordinators and educators from around the country.This group is responsible for developing national guidelines on quality assurance programs for all segments of the cattle industry, as well as developing training materials for their respective states.

The title of their presentation was "Quality Assurance Programs: Potential for Agriculture Worker Health and Safety". There was wide interest and engagement with meeting attendees on the incorporation of worker safety and health training both on the national level and within specific state programs. Attendees expressed specific interest in developing materials on needle-stick injury avoidance and farm-related ATV accidents. Quality assurance programs have the potential to be a wide reaching vehicle for agricultural safety and health training materials.

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Upcoming Events


AGRISAFE WEBINAR
Latest Findings from the Agricultural Health Study

July 21
12:00 CDT
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2014 AVMA Annual Convention
July 25-29
Denver, Colorado
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AGRISAFE WEBINAR
Train the Trainer Workshop
Ergonomics: Prevention of Farm Injuries Associated with Lifting, Twisting & Turning

July 31
12:00 CDT
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Applying Dairy Stockmanship Principles
August 6
Wolf Creek Dairy - Dundas, Minnesota
Contact Carol Peterson at ctrefry@umn.edu


Applying Dairy Stockmanship Principles
August 14
Rohe Dairy - Freeport, Minnesota
Contact Carol Peterson at ctrefry@umn.edu

 

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