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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health & Safety

HICAHS is dedicated to improving the health, safety, and well-being of those working in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries. We are composed of a multi-disciplinary team that researches topics such as mechanical hazards, tractor roll-overs, musculoskeletal stress, respiratory disease and traumatic injury.
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  • Newsweek, David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty

    Research from HICAHS Deputy Director Lorann Stallones indicates that pesticides could be interfering with a neurotransmitter that affects mood and stress, with a possibly link to the 2X higher rate of suicide among male farmers.

  • Closeup of beef cattle
    ​The best agricultural safety practices are described in a new series of free educational videos produced by U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers across the country, including our own High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS)
  • agricultural plots
    South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Hampshire and North Dakota are the top five agribusiness-friendly states in America, according to a new report issued by Colorado State University agricultural economists.
  • John Volckens, industrial dust, worker health, aerosols
    ​Dr. John Volckens will spend the next four years trudging through dairies, feedlots, metal machine shops, and refineries to measure industrial dust particles that can cause health problems.