Providing research and education on health and safety in agriculture, forestry, and fishing.

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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, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.


Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Florida | July 17 @ 1 P.M. Eastern

June 7, 2024
Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) is an emerging public health concern for agricultural workers in various regions within the subtropics and tropics. The pathologic mechanisms leading to this...

Effectiveness and Implementation of Pain Self-Management for Horticulture Workers | June 4 @ 11 A.M. Eastern

April 22, 2024
While low back pain (LBP) is highly prevalent and potentially disabling, few intervention studies to mitigate LBP have been conducted in physically demanding agriculture settings and no studies have specifically...

Advancing Rural Healthcare - From Lab to Legislation

March 21, 2024
In a bid to tackle the unique challenges faced by rural communities, the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety recently hosted its 6th annual State of the Science...