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Farmer's Tribute Fund Helps with COVID-19 Healthcare Costs

June 11, 2020 - Are you a farm owner or farmworker needing help with COVID-19 related healthcare costs? The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) can help. The NYCAMH Farmer's Tribute Fund was established to provide financial support for payment of hospital clinic visits, prescriptions, medical tests or other...

CDC Releases COVID-19 Guidance for Agricultural Workers and Employers

June 2, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released specific guidance today for agricultural workers and employers to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and to help lower the disease's impact at agricultural worksites. The guidance can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-agricultural-workers.html Last week New York State released its own...

2020 NEC Grant Funding Available for Research

June 1, 2020 - The Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC) is now accepting grant applications for one-year research projects. NEC will fund three pilot projects with $15,000 mini-grants each. 

The Time to Share Ideas is Now: Enter our "Smart Solutions" Contest

May 29, 2020 - Submit Your Tip or Idea Most farmers know how to fix just about everything—tractors, wiring, plumbing, buildings, equipment…  It's a daily requirement of the job. So when it comes to adapting to New York State's...

Free COVID-19 diagnostic testing for NY's agricultural workers

May 26, 2020 - As New York State's capacity to test for COVID-19 is expanding, "essential employees" and Phase 1 businesses in the state's re-opening are being prioritized for diagnostic testing, according to the NYS Department of Health's revised guidance. This means anyone who works in agriculture should be eligible for free COVID-19...

WEBINAR: Stress Management Tools for Farmers Coping with the Added Uncertainties of Farming during the COVID-19 Crisis

May 11, 2020 - WEBINAR: Stress Management Tools for Farmers Coping with the Added Uncertainties of Farming during the COVID-19 Crisis A live webinar will be available for farmers and ranchers Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. EDT titled "Behavioral Health Planning: A Key to Farming in the Era of COVID-19." Register for this free...

Safely Transporting Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 8, 2020 - By Jim Carrabba NYCAMH Agricultural Safety Specialist Farmworkers often travel together in crowded pickup trucks, vans and buses, making social distancing a challenge. The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) has developed the following guidance to help keep workers safer while traveling. The virus that causes COVID-19 is...

Free Technical Assistance for Farms on Workplace COVID-19 Prevention

May 6, 2020 - If you're a farm owner rattled by news of COVID-19 outbreaks on NY farm operations, you may be wondering, "How did this happen? Could this happen to me? What more can I do to protect my staff?" Why not call and talk to one of NYCAMH's ag safety specialists? They...

Tractors and Machinery Operated by Multiple Users: How to Clean and Disinfect during COVID-19

May 1, 2020 - By Jim Carrabba NYCAMH Agricultural Safety Specialist Often more than one person operates the same tractor or piece of machinery on a farm operation in the course of a day's or week's work. Driving shared tractors and machinery may put operators at risk of contracting COVID-19 if care is not taken...

Cloth Face Coverings vs. Respirators: What's the difference and when should we use them?

April 28, 2020 - By Christina Hall, NYCAMH Farm Safety Educator Farming in the era of COVID-19: the work is essential but how do we protect ourselves and our employees effectively in the process? The best protection controls right now are going to continue to be social distancing, wearing face coverings, sanitizing hands, and...

Potential COVID-19 Risk Factors for Farmers

April 16, 2020 - The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) would like to make farmers aware of the unique factors that may put them at increased risk of serious illness should they contract COVID-19. Even though most farmers in New York live outside the major 'hot-spot' areas, there is still...

Free Virtual Trainings Available for Workers on COVID-19 and Farm Health and Safety Topics

April 1, 2020 - Virtual safety trainings, including information about COVID-19 prevention, are now being offered via videoconferencing to farm businesses throughout the Northeast. The trainings are available in English and Spanish. Educators from the New York Center for Agricultural Health and Medicine (NYCAMH) and the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (span...

Update on Respirator Fit Test Requirements and Clinics

March 24, 2020 - Many NYCAMH Respirator Fit Test Clinics Cancelled to Prevent Coronavirus Spread and Preserve Resources for Healthcare Workers Pesticide handlers who received fit tests in 2019 may qualify for automatic recertification for 2020 p style="margin: 0cm...

Registration Open for 2020 Fit Test Clinics

December 20, 2019 - See the attached flyer for information on NYCAMH's upcoming respirator fit test clinic schedule. Clinics are offered in English and Spanish and can accommodate up to eight workers at a time.

NEC launches e-newsletter & Facebook page

December 11, 2019 - NYCAMH works in conjunction with the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety, has begun publishing a quarterly e-newsletter. Read the Fall 2019 edition and find out how many lifejackets NEC's Lifejackets for Lobstermen Vans distributed after 10,000 miles of travel along the Northeast coastline from April to...

Roadway accidents involving farm equipment found to be deadlier than most

September 19, 2019 - A recent NYCAMH study found roadway crashes in NYS involving agricultural vehicles to be five times more fatal than that of non-ag crashes. Read an article about the study in The Altamont Enterprise or read an abstract of the study published in the Journal of Agromedicine.

Sexual Harassment Prevention: How to Be in Compliance

May 16, 2019 - The state's new Sexual Harassment Prevention laws apply to all employers, including farm businesses, and went into effect September 2018. In our newest brochure, we've outlined the 3 steps you need to follow in order to meet requirements and included useful web links for resources and more in-depth information. ...

Local First Responders Head to Agriculture Class

April 29, 2019 - The Madison Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors on Sunday to area first responders for a vital class that can save lives in rural areas. Read the full article about one of our agricultural safety educators here

Become a Leader in Preventing Child Agricultural Injuries: Scholarships Available - Sept. 17-18, 2019 workshop, Hershey, PA

February 15, 2019 - NYCAMH is partnering with the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety on this important topic.  

NYCAMH Announces 2018 NYCAMH Hero Award Recipient

September 18, 2018 - The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) announces this year's winner of the NYCAMH Hero Award, recognizing a community member or organization who has positively influenced safety on New York farms.  "Bill's life-long dedication to the agricultural community makes him the perfect recipient of the...

Open position for Per-Diem RN at NYCAMH/Healthworks!

May 8, 2018 - NYCAMH/Healthworks has an open position for a per-diem RN. Find out more or apply at: www.bassett.org...

Open positions at NYCAMH for Occupational Health Services Technician I/II (Per-diem)

April 27, 2018 - Open positions at NYCAMH for Occupational Health Services Technician I/II (Per-diem).

2018 Farmsafe for Kidz Annual Poster Contest

March 29, 2018 - The George Fuller Memorial Fund through NYCAMH (The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health) is sponsoring the 27th Annual FARMSAFE FOR KIDZ Poster contest.  The initial contest was held in 1990, a spin-off of the Iowa based Farm Safety 4 Just Kids program.  Monies...

NYCAMH Offers Game of Logging Classes in March 2018

January 30, 2018 -  We're offering several Game of Logging Level 1 classes this March:    Monday, March 5: DEC Taconic Herford Multiple Use Area, Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County    Wednesday, March 7: SUNY ESF Heiberg Forest, Tully, Onondaga County    Friday, March 16: McCollum Orchards, Lockport, Niagara County    Saturday, March 17: McCollum Orchards,...

Game of Logging Course in Orange County

November 30, 2017 - We're offering a Game of Logging course on December 11th at Lowland Farm in  Warwick, NY (Orange County) from 8am-4pm. The registration fee is $25 per person, details on payment will be sent once registration...

NEC funded research highlighted in the latest NIOSH bulletin

August 17, 2017 - 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....

Game of Logging Classes Offered

July 14, 2017 - NYCAMH is offers Game of Logging classes.

Changes to EPA's Farm Worker Protection Standard

April 1, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency has revised the 1992 Agricultural Worker Protection Standard regulation to increase protection from pesticide exposure for the nation's two million agricultural workers and their families. These changes will afford farmworkers similar health protections that are already afforded to workers in other industries while taking into account...

Fund Announced to Make New York Farms More Safe

December 17, 2015 - Partnership to Promote Farm Safety The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, New York Farm Bureau (NYFB) and New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) joined together at Turning Point Farm in Saratoga Springs Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 to announce the establishment of a fund...

ROPS Funding is Restored!

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Thanks From NYCAMH

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Special Thanks from NYCAMH

December 21, 2011 -

Recovery Funds Available

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Disaster Relief Update

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CALL TO ACTION:

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Plan for Spring!

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