What is the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety?

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) explores and addresses the occupational safety and health needs of people working in agriculture, fishing, and forestry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. SCCAHS was established as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Agricultural Health and Safety Initiative.

Join Dr. Glenn Morris, SCCAHS Director, in the July session of the Easy as PIE webinar as he shares an overview of the Center, why it was established, and some of the different topics the Center will address.

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Center updating research on Southeastern agricultural health and safety

Data about the safety and health of agricultural, forestry and fisheries workers in Florida is severely outdated, according to the director of a newly formed agricultural health and safety center, and is a major reason the new Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (SCCAHS) was established. SCCAHS explores and addresses the occupational safety …

Education, preparedness help save lives from heat illness

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (SCCAHS) is partnering with other U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers to share critical information for farming, fishing and forestry industries in a campaign to prevent heat illness and deaths in agriculture. The University of Florida is the lead institution of SCCAHS, partnering with the University …

UF Law research faculty joins multidisciplinary worker health initiative

UF Law Research Faculty Joan Flocks is a key member of a new multidisciplinary, five-year center to decipher the occupational health and safety concerns of individuals working in the forestry, fishing and agricultural industries. The University of Florida is hosting the new Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety which is funded through a nearly …