Health & Safety Topics
Agricultural work often involves potentially hazardous situations. Both routine and nonroutine agricultural operations may expose individuals to toxic substances. Awareness of these substances, as well as an understanding of how to manage and handle them, will ensure the safety of those who may come in contact with them. The following is a list of agriculture and health related topics.
Information on biosecurity procedures to ensure the safety and health of humans and animals.
- Emergency Planning and Response
Information available on hazardous substances, CERCLA, oil pollution, and risk management.
- Environmental Justice
Background information on environmental justice with links to additional information.
Information available on pesticide residues, foodborne diseases, seafood safety, and fish advisories.
Health & Safety
Information on chemical safety and stressful working situations for agriculture.
- Homeland Security Measures for Agriculture
Information on new requirements and precautions to protect yourself and your community.
Natural Events and Disasters
Information on natural disasters and their impacts on agricultural production.
Information includes: training and certification for pesticide applicators, safety issues, disposal, biopesticides, and other regulations.
- Risk Assessment & Risk Communication
Information on the potential threat of environmental exposures to human and ecological health.
Information on toxic chemical regulations including asbestos, PCB, and lead.
- Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural
Information on how to reduce the risk of pesticide poisonings and injuries among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers.
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