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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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    Stephen Reynolds, director of our High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, has earned acclaim for science in occupational and environmental health and safety. His work helps agricultural employees, especially at dairies.​
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    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.
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    ​According to researchers at CSU, workplaces that value employees' safety and well-being as much as company productivity yield the greatest rewards.  ERHS Professor, Dr. John Rosecrance was one of scientists involved in the study.
  • 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.