Logging/Forestry Safety Series

Logging and forestry work can be dangerous! Help your crew members stay safe with frequent safety meetings. These factsheets were designed to be used as 5 minute tailgate trainings. Aren’t their lives worth 5 minutes? Chainsaw Safety Diabetes Recognition and Management Equipment Maintenance and Repair Experience and Training First Aid Kit Contents Healthy Eating Hearing […]

Pilot-Feasibility Study Opportunity

Feasibility Studies offer mentoring opportunities for AFF researchers and provide critical data for future research. The SW Ag Center is pleased to offer funding for feasibility studies (R21 type) focused on AFF occupational safety and health. Feasibility Study Goals Identify and mentor new/junior researchers to conduct innovative research, intervention, and translation projects in AFF worker […]

SW Ag Center Feasibility Studies

Agriculture Injury Surveillance Using a Regional Trauma Registry in East Texas – 2020 Allen Cook, MD, MS, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Purpose: To improve reporting and surveillance of injury and illness in the agriculture sub-sector. Status: Competed 2020 Short-term Pilot Feasibility Study of Gulf Coast Fishers Health Outcomes – 2020 […]

SW Ag Center Faculty and Staff

Administration Vanessa Casanova, PhD David Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, ASP Kevin Moore, PhD Jeffrey L. Levin, MD, DrPH, FACOEM Amanda Wickman, MBA Kayla Shelton, MBA Nickie Warren, BBA Shelbie Powell, MPH Principal Investigators Jeffrey L. Levin, MD, DrPH, FACOEM Vijay Boggaram, PhD Ann Carruth, DSN, RN Vanessa Casanova, PhD Cheryl Cooper, DNS, RN David […]

Regional Advisory Committee

Francisco Cerda Francisco Cerda was appointed Texas State Monitor Advocate in Austin, Texas January 1998. As the State Monitor Advocate for Texas, Cerda is responsible for overseeing and ensuring migrant and seasonal farmworkers receive the same equitable services to those that are provided to non-MSFWs throughout the state of Texas. Cerda serves as Civil Rights […]

Current SW Ag Center Projects

Projects are awarded funding from NIOSH on a competitive basis. 2016-2021 PROJECTS Improving Crew Overboard Recovery for Commercial Fishing Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Levin, MD, DrPH; Cynthia Ball, DO This research project has three specific aims: Shrimp fishermen listening to educational presentation. Distribute crew overboard (COB) recovery slings to commercial shrimp fishing […]

COVID-19 Resources for Agricultural Workers

COVID-19 Basic Information Centers For Disease Control (CDC) World Health Organization (WHO) Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIH NIAID)  COVID-19 Resources for Ag Workers Logger Resources Logger Tailgate Training: COVID-19  Loggers: The Ultimate Social Distancers  CDC and OSHA Interim Guidance for Protecting Seafood Processing […]

Completed Projects

Migrant Adolescent Health Research Study Sharon Cooper, Ph.D. Project Collage Innovative Approaches to Worker Health Protection Among Shrimp Fishermen of the Gulf Coast Jeffrey Levin, M.D., M.S.P.H.  Project Collage Impact Fact Sheet Model Farmers Dissemination Project Deborah Helitzer, Sc. D. Project Collage Impact Fact Sheet Promoviendo Farmworkers’ Safety Roberta Ryder, Sylvia Partida, M.S. Project Collage […]

Awards & Recognition

Kevin Moore, EAC Member Kevin won the 2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ (ASABE) Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award for his Center-funded research on grain bin entrapment and rescue. Jennifer Conner, EAC Member  Jennifer won the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Community Partnership Award in 2016. Steve Shelton, EAC Member Steve […]

Archived Newsletters

Cultivation Cultivation is the newsletter that specifically highlights the activities and projects produced by the SW Ag Center. This is a great avenue for finding out about the latest partnership and/or scholarship opportunities! Summer 2016 Spring 2016 Winter 2016 Fall 2015 Summer 2015 Spring 2015 Winter 2015 Fall 2014 Summer 2014 Spring 2014 Winter 2014 […]