This is the 12th issue of the AgInjuryNews quarterly newsletter. We hope these will keep our users and collaborators better informed of ongoing initiatives and milestone achievements. As always, if you have any questions, please connect with us.
Agricultural Youth Injuries: an updated Review of Cases from U.S. News Media Reports, 2016-2021
Authors from the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) have published an updated analysis of youth agricultural injury incidents, sourced from news media and other publicly available reports. News reports continue to be a powerful and informative source of data for researchers and other agricultural safety and health stakeholders. The full paper can be found here: 

Weichelt BP, Gorucu S, Burke RR, Salzwedel MA, Murphy DJ and Lee BC (2022) Agricultural youth injuries: An updated review of cases from U.S. news media reports, 2016–2021. Front. Public Health 10:1045858. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.1045858 
Assessing the Impact 
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Wisconsin Farm Fatality Report
Researchers at the National Farm Medicine Center and University of Wisconsin are poised to publish the 2019 and 2020 Wisconsin Farm Fatality Reports in early December. Data sources included Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Health Information death certificate registry; clippings from Wisconsin daily and weekly newspapers collected and collated via

In 1943, University of Wisconsin Extension Safety Specialists began compiling an annual Wisconsin Farm-Related Fatality Report. Unfortunately, Wisconsin’s agricultural community continues to suffer the loss of individuals who are engaged in farm work or a member of a family farm.

Starting in 2020, the National Farm Medicine Center partnered with University of Wisconsin Extension safety specialists to resume compiling these reports, which can be found here:
OPEN ACCESS E-BOOK RELEASE: Frontiers in Public Health
"Safeguarding Youth from Agricultural Injury and Illness: International Experiences"
Injuries and illness affecting children and young adults while in agricultural work environments is a long-standing, worldwide problem. Sharing knowledge on the etiology of injuries along with evidence-based safety strategies can provide valuable information for increasing awareness of problems and their solutions. This special issue explores perspectives and strategies from multiple countries that have analyzed childhood agricultural injury data, employed novel research methods, applied theoretical frameworks for testing safety strategies, and described proven safety programs and resources. More importantly, this collection of papers lays the groundwork for international collaborations that safeguard youth from agricultural injury and illness.
6th Annual NIOSH Southeastern Regional Research Symposium: February 27-March 1, 2023
Researchers from the Southeast will present on their innovative projects in occupational health and safety. In addition, select university students from the region will also present research posters. This year’s conference will be held in Tampa, Fla. Please mark your calendars! Registration is free.
Abstract Submission Open! International Conference of COFE-FETEC 2023: May 23-25, 2023
The 45th Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) meeting will be hosted by Northern Arizona University, USDA Forest Service and FETEC (Forest Engineering and Technologies) on 23-25 May 2023 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The conference aims to offer opportunities for sharing new initiatives, innovations, and technology development in forest operations and networking with researchers, practitioners, and shareholders from industry. Abstract Submission Deadline: January 13, 2023
International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health 2023 Conference: June 18-21, 2023
International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) is an organization dedicated to the professional development of agricultural safety and health professionals, providing national and international leadership in preventing agricultural injuries and illnesses to the agricultural community. ISASH conferences are designed for agricultural safety professionals and practitioners who are interested in health and safety research, education, practice, and policy. ISASH members and conference participants represent a growing number of countries. 
Citing AgInjuryNews
To view an updated listing of peer-reviewed manuscripts resulting from the work related to AgInjuryNews, please visit our Learn More page. If interested in citing the system/data, please use this:
Weichelt, B., Salzwedel, M., Heiberger, S., Lee, B.C. (2018). Establishing a Publicly Available National Database of U.S News Articles Reporting Agriculture-Related Injuries and Fatalities. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 61(8), 667-674.

The AgInjuryNews Core Team
Bryan Weichelt PhD, MBA, Associate Research Scientist, NFMC
Serap Gorucu PhD,
Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Christine Maynard Balcaen
Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
Kyle Koshalek
Project Manager,
Christopher Wanat,
Research Coordinator,
Matt Pilz
Senior Software Engineer, NFMC
Rick Burke, MPH
Research Specialist, NFMC
Christopher Benny
Research Coordinator, NFMC

Contributors to this Issue
In addition to our Core Team the following have contributed to this issue of the AIN Newsletter: Marsha Salzwedel, Marie Fleisner and Scott Heiberger. Thank you!

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