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Program and Schedule
Western Agriculture Safety and Health Conference - Cultivating Collaborations
August 7-9, 2019
University of Washington campus, Seattle, WA
We would like to thank everyone for attending the 2019 Western Ag Safety and Health Conference. Our conference reached 170 attendees, and we could not have done it without you and our presenters, partners, and sponsors.
And please check back - this site will soon be updated with presentations and abstracts. Also in-progress is a dedicated issue of the Journal of Agromedicine to the Western Ag Safety and Health Conference – Cultivating Collaborations.
This event was a rare opportunity for those engaged in injury and illness prevention research in farming, fishing, and forestry. The western US shares a common history with these vital agricultural industries, landscapes, and communities. Likewise, we share common agricultural practices, workforces, and the means to improve conditions.
Cultivating Collaborations was co-sponsored by the five western NIOSH Agricultural Centers, the NIOSH Western States Division, and participation wass invited from all partners in the implementation of science, service, and policy.
Cultivating Collaborations, reflects the conference goal to build collaborative relationships and foster the exchange of ideas. Attendees will include academic researchers, students, and extension educators, and a broad range of research partners from community organizations, producers, health care providers, and government agencies.
Our core program developed through our planning committee addresses forward thinking
and innovative research, with thematic sessions on:
- Hired and contract workforces
- Prevention through design in new technologies
- Climate change and health impacts
- Surveillance research
- Animal agriculture and the One Health approach
- Best practices in engagement
- Forestry safety innovations and populations
- Commercial fishing and processing injury prevention
Our program is structured to foster discussion and the exchange of ideas, including:
- Lightning talks and poster presentations
- Built-in discussion time, including structured Roundtable Discussion Sessions
- Join the companion meeting: Dairy Safety Consortium (8/6/2019)
- Social media: follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram, look for #WestAg2019
If you are a plenary presenter, poster presenter, or delivering a lightning talk, download this pdf for more information.
International Dairy Research Consortium (IDRC) Meeting, Tuesday, August 6th
Total Worker Health is the focus of the 2019 IDRC meeting. Dairy representatives are invited from across the globe to share their challenges and insights. Topics include immigration, mechanization, and dairy-worker health and safety management. Presentations and group discussions are aimed at building collaboration and developing projects. Lunch is provided.
Organizer: HICAHS at Colorado State U
WHAT TO DO IN SEATTLE
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS
University of Washington is nestled between the sea and mountains. Our conference offers the best of the city while not feeling far from our roots in farming, fishing, and forestry. August is Seattle's best month - consider extending your stay!
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Athena Ramos, PhD
Mental and Physical Health of Immigrant Workers in CAFOs and Field Ag
Eddie Kasner, PhD
New Pesticide Application Technologies
Marc B. Schenker, MD, MPH
Hired and Contract Ag Workforce Sustainable Solutions
Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH
Animal Agriculture and the One Health Approach
Vanessa Casanova, PhD
Diversity within the Forestry and Logging Workforce
Richard Fenske, PhD
Beyond a Doubt: The Critical Role of Science in Workplace Health and Safety