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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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chain saw safety
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  • Noa Muniz Roman
    ​As a veterinarian and Extension dairy specialist, Román-Muñiz teaches and trains dairy farm protocols to farm workers so that animals and employees can stay healthy and safe.​
  • dairy worker survey
    Accessibility, Fairness, Knowledge, and Good Communication are important characteristics of a good dairy farm supervisor, and contribute to productivity and safety.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Welcome Dr. Beseler​

Beginning in October HICAHS was pleased to welcome Dr. Cheryl Beseler. Dr. Beseler will be providing part time guidance and help to both Evaluation and the Outreach team at HICAHS.

 Dr. Beseler is an epidemiologist with extensive exposure to statistics. We are pleased and excited to welcome Cheryl to the team and know she is already making a meaningful differences having helped to edits multiple reports as well and give insight to the different activities of HICAHS.

Dr. Beseler has collaborated multiple times with our own deputy Director Dr. Loranne Stallones and we look forward to the expertise she will bring to the team. To view Cheryl's Publication List, click here

Cheryl Beseler


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