Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information, Materials and Services for those who work in the Agricultural Industry

Overview

Agriculture in the Northeast

Farming in the Northeast United States, while significantly less prevalent in the past few decades, makes a  significant contribution to the socioeconomic welfare of the NE states.  That being said, those who work on the farm face considerable dangers each and every day: animal handling, tractor rollovers, machinery entanglements, and pesticide exposures are only a few such hazards that farmers encounter on a daily basis. All of these factors highlight the need for improved farming safety and serve as a major focus of the Northeast Center 's  research , outreach and occupational clinical efforts.