Western Regional Ag Safety & Health Conference

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2019 Western Agriculture Safety and Health Conference - Cultivating Collaborations

August 7-9, 2019
University of Washington campus, Seattle, WA

 

This is 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 is co-sponsored by the five western NIOSH Agricultural Centers, the NIOSH Western States Division, and participation is invited from all partners in the implementation of science, service, and policy.

 

Our Theme

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.

 

Core Program & Schedule

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Core Program & Schedule pdf.

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

 

Participate

We invite you to participate in the conference through:

  • Lightning talks and poster presentations. Submit your abstract by May 1, 2019.
  • Built-in discussion time, including structured Roundtable Discussion Sessions (please contact pnash@uw.edu with your interest in hosting a table).
  • Joining the companion meeting: Dairy Safety Consortium (8/6/2019).

 

REGISTRATION

WHAT TO DO IN SEATTLE

Now Open

Early Bird registration until 6/30 | $375 | Click here

Late registration 6/30-8/9 |$425 | Click here

One day registration |$150 | Click here

Student registration |$200 | Click here for discounted student registration

Companion meeting registration: International Dairy Research Consortium (IDRC) Meeting, Tuesday, August 6th | Click here for registration page

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

Travel & Accommodations Guide pdf.

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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CONTACT

For questions, please email pnash@uw.edu or call (800) 330-0827.

 

SPEAKER PROFILES

Athena Ramos

Athena Ramos, PhD

Mental and Physical Health of Immigrant Workers in CAFOs and Field Ag

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Eddie Kasner

Eddie Kasner, PhD

New Pesticide Application Technologies

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Kent Pinkerton

Kent E. Pinkerton, PhD

Climate Change and Amplified Worker Health Risk

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SPONSORED BY PNASH AND OUR PARTNERS

Pacific Northwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center logo High Plains Intermountain Center for Ag Health and Safety Central States Center for Ag Safety and Health  Western Center for Ag Health and Safety   Southwest Center for Agricultural Health   NIOSH logo