NEC Funding Announced for One-Year Research Projects

The Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC) is now accepting grant applications for one-year research projects. NEC will fund three pilot projects with $15,000 mini-grants each.  
The deadline for submission is July 8. Notice of grant awards will be sent to the selected projects August 12. The start date for the grant will be September 1, 2019.

Find more details here.

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A Fitting Strategy To Save Lobstermen's Lives

As published in Forbes...

The Atlantic off the coast of New England is not a forgiving force. Water temperatures in the three miles from shore where most lobstering is done only reach the low 60s in the summer. They're close to freezing in the winter.

That cold water is the ideal habitat for the lobster that create a nearly-half-billion-dollar industry in Maine alone. It's also an easy place to get killed. 

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Support network helps farmers going through difficult times

Stress levels for farmers in America have skyrocketed in recent years. With dairy prices low, many farmers are looking not just for financial support, but emotional support as well. Programs like New York State FarmNet have become integral for agricultural professionals in rural communities who may be suffering from depression…...

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What Trump's budget means for tractor safety

Amid all the hoopla over President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget plan, which called for major cuts to a host of agriculture and other rural programs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention got little attention....

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