Presentations & Program
Western Agriculture Safety and Health Conference - Cultivating Collaborations
August 7-9, 2019
University of Washington campus, Seattle, WA
We would like to thank all participants in 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.
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 was 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 included academic researchers, students, and extension educators, and a broad range of research partners from community organizations, producers, health care providers, and government agencies.
See the special edition of the Journal of Agromedicine offerring editorial and scientific papers from the conference:
KEYNOTE - Richard Fenske, Beyond a Doubt: The critical role of science in workplace health and safety
KEYNOTE - Marc Schenker, Hired and Contract Ag Workforce - Sustainable Solutions
Session I. Hired and contract workforces
Session II. Prevention through design in new technologies
Session III. Climate change and health impacts
Session VI. Forestry safety innovations and populations
Session VII. Best practices in engagement
Session VIII. Commercial fishing and processing injury prevention
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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
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. We would like to thank the following committee members and their respective organizations for their dedicated work and time commitment:
Marcy Harrington, Richard Fenske, Mike Yost
Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (host)
Ellen Duysen, Risto Rautiainen, Aaron Yoder
Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
Cheryl Besler, David Douphrate, Steve Reynolds
High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health & Safety
Jennifer Lincoln, Steve Dearwent, Brad Husberg
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIOSH Western States Division & NIOSH Conference Grant #U13OH011391
Amanda Wickman, Jeff Levin
Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education
Heather Riden, Marc Schenker, Kent Pinkerton
Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
And our additional thanks to Scott Heiberger and the Journal of Agromedicine for the coming dedicated issue to the Western Ag Safety and Health Conference – Cultivating Collaborations.