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Game of Logging Course in Orange County

We're offering a Game of Logging course on December 11th at Lowland Farm in Warwick, NY from 8am-4pm. The registration fee is $25 per person, details on payment will be sent once registration is confirmed.

To register, please email (chainsawsafety@bassett.org) or call (800-343-7527) with the following information:

• Name
• Mailing Address
• Phone Number
• Date Preference

We'll enroll participants on a first come, first served basis. Please allow a few days for us to process your request and you'll receive confirmation of your enrollment in the class via email. If the class fills and we cannot accommodate you at this time, you'll still hear from us and may choose to be put on the waitlist for a future class.

NYCAMH is hiring!

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) has an open position for an Education/Outreach Coordinator. The Education/Outreach Coordinator will work closely with Outreach, Education and Occupational Health staff to coordinate events, trainings, health screenings and other NYCAMH events throughout NYS and the northeast.

For more information, and to apply, visit our parent organization, the Bassett Healthcare Network.

NEC funded research highlighted in the latest NIOSH bulletin

This month's NIOSH bulletin highlights the NEC's Northeastern Winch Safety Research Program:

"In collaboration with Harvard University, NEC researchers and a private engineering company developed and tested at sea an innovative emergency winch shut-off guard for trawlers. These fishing vessels use winches to pull fishing nets, or trawls, through the water. The 4-year study began with a survey of more than 45 active sea captains in the Gloucester and New Bedford ports in Massachusetts.

After evaluating the survey and focus group results, the researchers developed a pressure-sensitive, stainless steel guard that, when pressed, triggers an electric switch to quickly shut off the winch. Now, ongoing efforts focus on increasing awareness of the dangers of unguarded winches and on promoting the emergency guard to trawler captains."

NIOSH Research Rounds is a monthly bulletin of selected research conducted by researchers at NIOSH and NIOSH-funded researchers at other institutions.

To learn more about this research project, visit the NEC website.

You can read more from the NIOSH bulletin here.