Content tagged "occupational health safety"

Cold-Related Conditions and Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 18, 2014

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

Sun Exposure and Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

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...

Back Injuries and Production Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: January 10, 2014

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

Occupational Health and Safety Video Resources

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 11, 2013

Fall from Heights (2012)31:17 minutesSame-Level Falls (2012)27:45 minutesSolutions to Reduce Slips and Falls (2009)3:18 minutesOverview of Workplace Falls...

Head Protection for Agricultural Workers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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

Eye Protection for Agricultural Workers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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

Respiratory Illnesses Associated with Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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...

Asthma and Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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

Heat-Related Illnesses and Agricultural Producers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

Farmers and ranchers perform job responsibilities in all types of weather conditions including excessive heat and humidity. It is important for agricultural...

Hearing Loss and Protection for Agricultural Producers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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...

Respiratory Protection on the Farm and Ranch

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 10, 2013

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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