Monthly Safety Blast – Mental Health Month

May is mental health month. The Texas Department of Agriculture, the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education (SW Ag Center), and the AgriSafe Network want to break the stigma and remind producers and their families that it is okay to ask for help. The CDC defines mental health as “an important part … Read more

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The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education (Southwest Ag Center or SW Ag Center) was created in late 1995 at The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center to serve Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas as part of a program initiative of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and … Read more

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Home News Dropdown Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Dropdown Menu inside a Navigation Bar Hover over the “Dropdown” link to see the dropdown menu. The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education (Southwest Ag Center or SW Ag Center) was created in late 1995 at The University of Texas at Tyler Health … Read more

Monthly Safety Blast – Pesticide Exposures Among Farm Children

For most farm families, pesticides and insecticides are used frequently as a part of their agricultural operation. However, children can be exposed to these harmful chemicals if they are not properly stored, handled or applied. Parents can also unintentionally serve as “vectors” for residues transferred via their skin, clothing, and footwear into family vehicles and … Read more

Monthly Safety Blast – Preventing Zoonotic Diseases

Avoid the “love” bugs, don’t kiss the animals! We know love is in the air this month. And while there isn’t really a love bug, viruses, bacteria, funguses, parasites, and other microorganisms can pass from people to animals and vice versa especially through kissing. WHAT ARE ZOONOTIC DISEASES? Zoonotic Diseases, or zoonoses, are infectious diseases … Read more

Monthly Safety Blast- Protecting Your Legacy

A recent study by Penn State researchers revealed agriculture-related injuries are more numerous than previously known. From 2015-2019, more than 60,000 people were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal, agricultural-related injuries. The journal of AgroMedicine recently published findings that revealed most injuries in agriculture occurred from April through September. The most common injury was fracture, … Read more