Content tagged "occupational health safety"

Cold-Related Conditions and Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: May 19, 2016

(Source: Wyoming AgrAbility)Farmers and ranchers complete tasks in all types of weather conditions. Extreme weather conditions put agricultural producers at...

Back Injuries and Production Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

Farmers and ranchers are vulnerable to developing back injuries because of risk factors in the workplace such as awkward postures, whole-body vibration,...

Head Protection for Agricultural Workers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is important for agricultural producers to reduce their risk of injury or death. Most injuries to the head can be...

Heat-Related Illnesses and Agricultural Producers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

 (Source: Penn State Ag Safety and Health)Farmers and ranchers perform job responsibilities in all types of weather conditions including excessive heat and...

Sun Exposure and Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

Farmers and ranchers need to be cautious about their exposure to the ultraviolet rays (UV) of the sun. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the...

Eye Protection for Agricultural Workers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 21, 2015

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is important for agricultural producers to reduce their risk of injury or death. Most eye injuries can be prevented by...

Hearing Loss and Protection for Agricultural Producers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 02, 2015

Farmers and ranchers are exposed to loud noises in their work environment on a daily basis. Gradual hearing loss is common during the aging process, but...

Asthma and Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 23, 2015

Asthma is characterized by airflow obstruction, bronchial hyper-responsiveness, and chronic inflammation of the airways. These responses cause wheezing,...

Respiratory Illnesses Associated with Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 03, 2015

A farmer's or rancher’s life is not always associated with the great outdoors and fresh air. In production agriculture, farmers and ranchers can be exposed...

Occupational Health and Safety Video Resources

Ag Safety and Health Updated: March 10, 2015

Fall from Heights (2012)31:17 minutesLadder Injuries (2015)10 video seriesEnglish and SpanishSame-Level Falls (2012)27:45 minutesSolutions to Reduce Slips...

Respiratory Protection on the Farm and Ranch

Ag Safety and Health Updated: March 03, 2015

Farmers and ranchers often work in areas where air quality can be less than ideal. Agricultural producers working in such conditions should wear personal...

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