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Now Showing…New Horizons in Agricultural Safety and Health

The Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health (MRASH) Conference was held November 14 and 15, 2017 at Central College in Pella, Iowa.  Over 70 agricultural safety and health professionals attended to learn more about Best Practices for New Horizon.  …

The Cow is Always Right – La Vaca Siempre Tiene La Razon

UMASH was fortunate to cooperate for a second time with Minnesota Milk Producers (MMPA) at a recent Spanish Dairy Management Workshop.  25 dairy workers from central Minnesota attended for a full day training hosted by MMPA and Elanco.  Monica Cruz Zorrilla from the Mexican Consulate in St. Paul gave an overview of their services and answered many questions from the participants. …

SPOTLIGHT: An Ode to Research Participants

I recently had the privilege to organize an event acknowledging the efforts of participants in our Hispanic worker training research project. We had asked farmers and workers to perform a year’s worth of activities that we think may increase the health and safety on their farms. We’re almost done collecting data, and the preliminary results are promising. …

SPOTLIGHT: Seguridad – Translating Research to Practice

OCTOBER 2016 Have you ever changed your behavior because of a research study you came across on the radio or in a magazine? Perhaps you you started an exercise program to control weight to prevent diabetes. Research is translated into practice when scientific discoveries are pushed out into the real world for communities, individuals, and organizations …

UMASH at EPICOH 2016

Buenas Dias, UMASH! It was a good several days in Barcelona, Spain, September 4-8 when Bruce Alexander, Jeff Bender, and Amy Liebman presented at the 25th EPICOH Conference – “Occupational Health, Think Globally, Act Locally”. EPICOH is organized by the Epidemiology Committee of ICOH and covers major topics of current epidemiologic …

UMASH Researchers at 2016 ISASH Conference

UMASH researchers presented and engaged with other ag safety professionals at the 2016 ISASH conference in Lexington KY June 26-29, 2016. Megan Roberts, 2014 UMASH pilot project grantee from South Central College, presented the findings of her project “Safety and Health Curriculum Development and Training for Minnesota Agricultural Educators” …

UMASH at 2016 WPHA – WALHDAB Annual Conference

UMASH participated in the 2016 Wisconsin Public Health Association – Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WPHA – WALHDAB) Annual Conference at Appleton, Wisconsin, May 24-26, 2016. Iris Reyes, MPH, Research Specialist with the National Farm Medicine Center and Research Specialist with the UMASH Project “Seguridad …

NFMC 2015 Summer Interns

Katherine Ziekle and Elizabeth Steiner were 2015 summer interns with the National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC) at Marshfield Clinic through the Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP), which is a national program that links interns to various organizations working on emerging occupational health and safety issues throughout the U.S. Katherine and …