Education

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A goal of the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH) is to link our research activities with practice at the workplace and for the safety professionals and medical care providers serving agricultural producers, workers, and their families. The Center fosters these links and collaborative learning by offering professional continuing education courses and the development, evaluation, and dissemination of informational materials. 


PNASH Educational Resources

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Hands on Learning for Pesticides

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PNASH Research and Key Resources

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Know the Facts!

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Educational articles summarizing the latest research and best prevention strategies.
Trade journal English and Spanish publications.

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Life Changing Ag Injury Stories (English and Spanish)

 

Other Recommended Educational Resources

The British Columbia Worker's Compensations Board (BC WCB) in Canada has an extensive selection of their own publications on topics in farming, fishing, and forestry.

Encyclopedia of Occupational Safety and Health developed by the International Labor Office, Inc. provides an excellent review of many workplace hazards and specific information on the hazards of agriculture, fishing, and forestry.

The National Service Center for Environmental Publications distributes EPA publications, including many materials relating to pesticide health effects.

Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OROSHA) produces a number of publications.

The Occupational Health and Safety Resource Center is a virtual repository of Spanish educational materials, data sources, and links to bilingual informational websites on occupational health and safety issues related to agricultural work. It also contains an ample list of national and state agencies that have produced materials in Spanish for farmworkers’ health-related problems. (Spanish only)

PUBMED is an online directory of medical publications with study abstracts managed by the National Library of Medicine.

Washington Department of Labor and Industries (WISHA) has many publications and videos available free of charge or through their lending library.

Farming

Farm Safety For Just Kids offers both materials for parents and children on farm safety.

Farm Safety Links from MEDLINEplus

Farm Safety & Health Information Clearinghouse is a comprehensive site managed by the University of Minnesota.

National Agricultural Library is a prime source for world-wide access to agricultural information.

The National Agricultural Safety Database (NASD)  is an online collection of information about health, safety and injury prevention in agriculture. The site in maintained by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

The Pacific Northwest Extension Service has a number of fact sheets in their Farm Safety Series (English and Spanish)

Forestry

PNASH Forest Safety Website

Forest Worker Safety Review Newsletter
Stay informed, share your news, and learn about focus topics such as: noise exposures, musculoskeletal risks and workforce development.

Fishing

NIOSH Commercial Fishing Safety Website