Content tagged "occupational health safety"

Cold-Related Conditions and Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: December 03, 2014

(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: December 03, 2014

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

Respiratory Illnesses Associated with Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: November 03, 2014

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...

Heat-Related Illnesses and Agricultural Producers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2014

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

Sun Exposure and Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 04, 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...

Head Protection for Agricultural Workers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 03, 2014

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

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...

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...

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,...

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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