As things get busy this spring, staying safe around farm equipment is an important topic to discuss with employees, new or experienced. Actions, however, can speak louder than words. If you have not outfitted your employees with high-visibility vests, now is a great time to
Northeast Center Director Julie Sorensen interviews with KFSK media in Petersburg, AK on the subject of sleep and health in the fishing industry during a recent research trip to Alaska. The topic of sleep “debt” and how to manage its effects are the focal point
Dr. Julie Sorensen, Director of the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) and the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety, was honored today with the Safety & Health Researcher Award during the North American Agricultural Safety Summit (March 28-30) in Las Vegas. Sorensen’s
Our upcoming clinics provide medical evaluations, respirator fit tests and WPS compliant trainings to agricultural workers whose work includes tasks that require the use of a respirator. Training includes how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain and store
In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania nurse safety educator Kay Moyer wasted no time developing a 51-page youth activity booklet for Plain community members about COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. The project was funded with a small grant from the Northeast Center.
What do commercial fishermen share in common with professional athletes like LA Lakers’ LeBron James and tennis ace Naomi Osaka? Find out in the first episode of the Fishing Forward Podcast, a new podcast for fishermen with a focus on health, safety and “staying shipshape”
Congratulations to our NIOSH AgFF Center colleagues for 30 years of excellent service, collaboration and camaraderie. Read about the history of the program on the NIOSH Science Blog. Congratulations, too, to NIOSH’s 50 years of work in occupational safety and health.
Eligibility for booster shots has expanded. Anyone ages 16 and older who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may get a booster. We’ve designed an informational handout on COVID-19 boosters in English and in Spanish for businesses to share with employees. Print and post to
The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine (PLC) recently honored the Northeast Center with its Supporting Member Award for demonstrating an “unprecedented commitment to logging contractors in Maine.” “Supporting loggers through health research and practice has been a critical mission for us,” said Deputy Director Erika Scott,