An original research paper, “Fitting Farm Safety into Risk Communications Teaching, Research and Practice,” appears in the current issue of Journal of Applied Communications. Authors Jim Evans, University of Illinois, and Scott Heiberger, National Farm Medicine Center, examined the potential for strengthening skills in farm safety communications through university teaching programs. They make the case that farm safety is a “lost cousin” that fits into the family tree of risk communications. Their work was funded by a pilot project grant from the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health center, Laying a New Foundation for Engaging Agricultural Media Gatekeepers in Covering Agricultural Safety and Health.
Read the article at http://journalofappliedcommunications.org/