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Reports, Publications, and Products

HICAHS produces many publications and products every year on agricultural health and safety. Most of these products are funded through a grant provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), others are funded through other organizations ("leveraged funding"). In addition, we create two reports every year for NIOSH and regularly publish articles in the Progressive Dairyman magazine. ​See the Resources page to view recent training videos, factsheets, and more.

Most Cited Publications

The publications below represent the most cited work with funding (direct or leveraged) from HICAHS since 2006.

Urinary Pesticide Concentrations Among Children, Mothers and Fathering Living in Farm and Non-Farm Households in Iowa
Brian Curwin, Misty Hein, Wayne Sanderson, Cynthia Striley, Dick Heederik, Hans Kromhout, Stephen J. Reynolds, Michael Alavanja
Annals of Work Exposures and Health 2006, 51(1): 53-65
Citations: 105 

Depression and Pesticide Exposures among Private Pesticide Applicators Enrolled in the Agricultural Health Study
Cheryl L. Beseler, Lorann Stallones, Jane A. Hoppin, Michael C.R. Alavanja, Aaron Blair, Thomas Keefe, Freya Kamel
Environmental Health Perspectives 2008, 116(12): 1713-1719 Citations: 68 

Muramic Acid, Endotoxin, 3-Hydroxy Fatty Acids, and Ergosterol Content Explain Monocyte and Epithelial Cell Inflammatory Responses to Agricultural Dusts
Jill A. Poole, Gregory P. Dooley, Rena Saito, Angela M. Burrell, Kristina L. Bailey, Debra J. Romberger, John Mehaffy, Stephen J. Reynolds
Journal of Toxicological and Environmental Issues 2010, 73(10): 684-700
Citations: 68 

Neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental effects of pesticides exposures
Leslie London, Cheryl Beseler, Maryse F. Bouchard, David C. Bellinger, Claudio Colosio, Philippe Grandjean, Raul Harari, Tahira Kootbodien, Hans Kromhout, Francesca Little, Tim Meijster, Angelo Moretto, Diane S. Rohlman, Lorann Stallones
NeuroToxicology 2012, 33(4): 887-896
 Citations: 66 

Recent Publications

Below is a list of publications stemming from awards under HICAHS grant U54 OH008085 since 2018.

Agricultural Safety Education

Agricultural Safety Education: Formative Assessment of a Curriculum Integration Strategy
Michael L. Pate, Rebecca G. Lawver, Scott W. Smalley, Dustin K. Perry, Lorann Stallones, Alyx Schultz
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 2019. 25(2): 63-76

Dairy Operations

Detection of Viruses from Bioaerosols Using Anion Exchange Resin
Joshua W. Schaeffer, Jeffrey C. Chandler, Margaret Davidson, Sheryl L. Magzamen, Alma Perez-Mendez, Stephen J. Reynolds, Lawrence D. Goodridge, John Volckens, Alan B. Franklin, Susan A. Shriner, Bledar Bisha
Journal of Visual Experiments 2018, 138

Occupational Safety and Health of Foreign-Born, Latinx Dairy Workers in Colorado
Lauren M. Menger-Ogle, Florencia Pezzutti, Andrew D. Menger-Ogle, Lorann Stallones, John Rosecrance, Ivette Noami Roman-Muniz
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 61(1): 61-68

Personal exposure of dairy workers to dust, endotoxin, muramic acid, ergosterol, and ammonia on large-scale dairies in the high plains Western United States
Margaret Davison, Joshua Schaeffer, Maggie Clark, Sheryl Magzamen, Elizabeth Brooks, Thomas Keefe, Mary Bradford, Noa Roman-Muniz, John Mehaffy, Gregory Dooley, Jill A. Poole, Frank M. Mitloehner, Sue Reed, Marc B. Schenker, Stephen J. Reynolds
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2018, 15(3): 182-193

Reliability of observational- and machine-based teat hygiene scoring methodologies
David I. Douphrate, Nathan B. Fethke, Matthew W. Nonnenmann, Anabel Rodriguez, David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras
Journal of Dairy Science 2019, 102(8): 7494-7502

Using mobile technology to increase safety awareness among dairy workers in the United States
Anabel Rodriguez, G. Robert Hagevoort, Dianey Leal, Lisa Pompeii, David I. Douphrate
Journal of Agromedicine 23(4): 315-326

Logging and Forestry

A Case Study in the Application of the Systemic Approach to Training in the Logging Industry
Elise Lagerstrom, Sheryl Magzamen, William Brazile, Lorann Stallones, Paul Ayers, John Rosecrance
Safety 2019, 5(3): 43

Active Surveillance of Musculokeletal Disorder Symptoms in the Development of Safety Interventions for Professional Loggers
Elise Lagerstrom, Sheryl Magzamen, William Brazile, John Rosecrance
Safety 2019, 5(2): 23

Determinants of Safety Climate in the Professional Logging Industry
Elise Lagerstrom, Sheryl Magzamen, Pete Kines, William Brazile, John Rosecrance
Safety 2019, 5(2): 35

Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS)

Foldable rollover protective structures: Universal lift-assist design
Paul D. Ayers, Farzaneh K. Khorsandi, Matthew J. Poland, Cameron T. Hilliard
Biosystems Engineering 2019, 185: 116-125

ROPS Designs to protect operators during agricultural tractor rollovers
Paul Ayers, Farzaneh Khorsandi, Xinyan Wang, Guilherme Araujo
Journal of Terramechanics 2018, 75: 49-55

Small Grant Programs

The Dangerous Middle: Situational Awareness and Worker Perception of Beetle Kill
Trevor J. Durbin, Casper G. Bendixsen, Danielle Jensen-Ryan, Abigaile Molzer, Sarah Strauss
Journal of Agromedicine 2019, 24(2): 157-166

Effects of Agricultural Organic Dusts on Human Lung-Resident Mesenchymal Stem (Stromal) Cell Function
Tara M Nordgren, Kristina L Bailey, Art J Heires, Dawn Katafiasz, Debra J Romberger
Toxicological Studies 2018, 162(2): 635-644


Recent Media Appearances

Below is a list of recent articles in the popular press that feature HICAHS research projects or researchers.

CSU professor receives award for excellence in global health
Rocky Mountain Collegian, November 13, 2019
Lorann Stallones, HICAHS Deputy Director

Being a dairy worker: Blessing or curse? It will depend on your attitude
Progressive Dairy, September 11, 2019
Dr. Maristela Rovai, 2019 Community-Initiated Grant Project

Want productive workers? Spend more time listening than talking
BEEF Magazine, August 20, 2019
Dr. Noa Roman-Muniz, HICAHS Collaborator

Faculty and students capture multiple awards at national industrial hygiene conference
Colorado State University SOURCE, June 20, 2019
Multiple collaborators and students

Farm Worker Job Safety Analysis
Successful Farming Radio, April 22, 2019
Michael Pate, Principal Investigator, Agricultural Safety Education Initiative

CSU's School of Global Environmental Sustainability announces 2019-20 Global Challenges Research Teams, Resident Fellowship awards
Colorado State University SOURCE, April 12, 2019
Steve Reynolds, HICAHS Director


 Progressive Dairyman Series