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Growing Agricultural Education: Embracing Health and Safety

Authors: Bruce H. Alexander, Jeff B. Bender, Diane Kampa, Matthew C. Keifer, Amy K. Liebman, Carol Peterson, Ruth Rasmussen, Lisa Schiller, Brad Schloesser, and Carolyn Sheridan Journal of Agromedicine Vol. 21 , Iss. 3,2016 ABSTRACT: On May 28, 2015, the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH), the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s …

Survey of occupational hazards in Minnesota veterinary practices in 2012

Authors: Fowler H, Holzbauer S, Smith K, Scheftel J Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Minnesota. Jan. 15, 2016 ABSTRACT: The goal of this study is to identify the scope of occupational hazards encountered by veterinary personnel and compare hazard exposures between veterinarians and technicians working in small and large animal …

Characterizing the Role of Animal Exposures in Cryptosporidiosis and Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli Infections: South Dakota, 2012

Authors: Daly RF, Hill NT Zoonoses Public Health. Jan. 5, 2016 ABSTRACT: Cryptosporidium spp. and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains (STEC) are important causes of human illness. Incidence rates of these illnesses are high in South Dakota compared to the USA as a whole. Direct animal contact has been identified as a possible route of exposure …

Fitting Farm Safety into Risk Communications Teaching, Research and Practice

Authors: Evans J, Heiberger S Journal of Applied Communications, Vol 99 No. 3, 2015 ABSTRACT: New safety challenges are emerging as agriculture evolves within the complexity of serving a growing world population. The nation’s most hazardous industry is struggling to provide safe working environments in the face of demographic changes in the agricultural …

Validation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on Minnesota Vegetable Farms

Authors: Hamilton KE, Umber J, Hultberg A, Tong C, Schermann, Diaz-Gonzalez F, Bender JB Foodborne Pathogens Disease. St. Paul, Minnnesota. Jan. 7, 2015 ABSTRACT: The United States Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture jointly published the “Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables,” …

E. coli 0157:H7 Surveillance in Agricultural Populations in Minnesota

Authors: Klumb C, Saunders S, Smith K Journal of Agromedicine. Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 9, 2014 ABSTRACT: Escherichia coli O157:H7 (O157) is an important cause of enteric illness, causing an estimated 96,000 infections and 31 deaths annually in the United States. O157 infections are primarily foodborne but can also occur from contact with infected …