Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education :: Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education
The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education was created in late 1995 at the University of Texas Health Northeast to serve Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas as part of a program initiative of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH. The initiative established a network of centers, funded on a competitive basis, to conduct programs of research, prevention, intervention, education, and outreach designed to reduce occupational injuries and diseases among agricultural workers and their families.
Browse our website to find out more about our researchers, resources and projects. The Center also awards feasibility studies to regional investigators and agricultural safety internships to students.
September 20-27 is National Farm Safety and Health Week. The theme this year is "Ag Safety is not just a slogan it’s a lifestyle." Focus on safety this week and every week by sharing videos from the US Ag Centers’ YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/USagCenters.
You can also visit http://www.agrisafe.org/ and check out the upcoming webinars for National Farm Safety and Health Week. The line up includes Rural Roadway Safety, Confined Space, Harvest Season: Are the Children Safe, AgriSafe: Healthier is Here, and Research to Practice in Agriculture: The National ROPS Rebate Program.