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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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  • HICAHS needs assessment
    Agriculture, forestry, and fishing are the most dangerous places you can work in the United States. HICAHS would like to know how you think we should tackle this problem. Take our Needs Assessment.
  • 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)
  • 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.