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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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  • ashca
    ​A snapshot of the agriculture workforce, the economic toll of worker injuries and the benefits of investing in safety are included in a new graphics-driven fact sheet released by the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA).
  • hicahs, dairy workers, protecting
    The dairy industry is thriving in Colorado, and researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are teaming with area dairies to study ways to protect farm workers from respiratory illness, which can occur with dust inhalation on the job.
  • 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.
  • ATVs
    ATVs are in the national spotlight following Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen's life-threatening accident. Colorado State University ATV expert Dr. David Gilkey provides tips on ATV safe driving.
  • 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.
 

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