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Program and Schedule
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.
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. Call for abstracts is closed.
Sixty presentations have been accepted - thank you for your submissions.
- Built-in discussion time, including structured Roundtable Discussion Sessions
(please contact email@example.com with your interest in hosting a table).
- Joining the companion meeting: Dairy Safety Consortium (8/6/2019).
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.
Registration is free|Click here
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
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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