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UMASH Farm Safety Check

Agriculture can be a dangerous job.  Safety and health can be overwhelming with the number of hazards on the farm.  Too often we hear or read of farm incidents where a farm worker or family member was seriously injured or killed.  At UMASH, we believe these injuries are preventable. The UMASH Farm Safety Check is a quick review to identify and …

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 …

Facilitating Return to Work for Injured and Ill Animal Agriculture Workers

Authors: Reyes IA, Bellendorf N, Meehan T, Wenger R, Kadolph C, Halstead S, Mahnke A, Weichelt B, Ray W, Keifer M. Journal of Agromedicine. Wisconsin. June 9, 2014 ABSTRACT: Large animal production, like much of agriculture, is dangerous. Non-fatal injuries in pork and dairy production are commonplace and can often be serious, leading to restrictions. …

Health Information for People Working with Avian Influenza Infected Flocks

Fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health with information for avian influenza infected flocks. The risk of getting sick with avian influenza if you have cared for infected birds is very low. Even though the risk is low, there are some things you can do to stay healthy. OPEN PDF

Health Information for People Working with Avian Influenza Infected Flocks

Fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health with information for avian influenza infected flocks. The risk of getting sick with avian influenza if you have cared for infected birds is very low. Even though the risk is low, there are some things you can do to stay healthy. OPEN PDF

Hazards faced by informal recyclers in the squatter communities of Asunción, Paraguay

Authors: Cunningham R, Simpson C, Keifer MC International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2012 ABSTRACT: Informal recycling is widespread in developing countries and involves the collection, sorting, and selling of recyclable materials. Workers are exposed to hazards including the risk of cuts and musculoskeletal injury, infection, …

The migrant clinicians network: connecting practice to need and patients to care

Authors: Garcia D, Hopewell J, Liebman AK, Mountain K Journal of Agromedicine, 2012 ABSTRACT: Migrant Clinicians Network advocates for migrants and clinicians, develops appropriate resources, engages outside partners, conducts translational research, and runs programs that support clinical care on the front line of migrant health. Migrant Clinicians …