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Call For Papers
"Safeguarding Youth from Agricultural Injury and Illness: International Perspectives"
The National Farm Medicine Center would like to inform you about an opportunity to publish your research, review, commentary or brief report in the online journal, Frontiers in Public Health. Please distribute this flyer to your colleagues who may be interested in joining an impressive group of authors with papers relevant to our Topic – Safeguarding Youth from Agricultural Injury and Illness: International Perspectives.  

Deadlines: Abstract- April 13, 2022. Manuscript- June 29, 2022.

Barbara Lee, PhD - Editor (  
Christopher Benny - Topic Coordinator (

AgInjuryNews 2021, by the Numbers
The AgInjuryNews initiative has had another productive year, collecting and coding reports on a daily and weekly basis. Here is a brief summary:
• 504 new case reports added in 2021 spanning 602 victims.
• 309 newly registered users in 2021.
• 3,646 unique visitors in 2021 (excludes internal traffic).
• 19,202 page views in 2021 (excludes internal traffic).
• Published 5 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 3 newsletter issues (see Learn More page)
New online community links child farm safety advocates
The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network, or CASN, a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to farm safety for children, is introducing a new place ( for members to post and discuss child ag injury incidents, ask questions, chat, and share resources, events, news and announcements. The community offers child agriculture safety strategies, health expertise and collaboration.
Jana Davidson, education content specialist with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, is excited about the new online community and more frequent contacts among those in the network. “The network of colleagues and supporters it brings together from around the world is also one of the best benefits and resources to being part of CASN. Together, we can provide solutions to problems and tackle emerging issues in farm safety and health to make our ag communities stronger,” she said.
AgInjuryNews Helps Fill the Gap in Injury Reporting
Occupational fatalities in agriculture are well documented and recorded by the federal government, but tracking non-working bystander and nonfatal injuries to farmers, ranchers, workers and their families falls short. Veteran journalist Mystique Macomber interviewed the experts and wrote a story explaining how helps fill the gap.
ISASH 2022 Annual Conference
Abstracts due March 15
Abstract submission is now open for the 2022 ISASH meeting to be held in Fort Collins, Colorado. Submissions are due March 15 for posters. 
North American Agricultural Safety Summit
March 28-30 in Las Vegas, NV
Safety/risk managers, human resource managers, producers, agri-businesses, and supply and compliance providers are especially encouraged to attend this hands-on, fast paced event. The conference will feature a variety of keynote sessions, exhibits, and networking opportunities.
The 6th Nordic conference for Rural Research
May 23-25 in Eastern Finland
The Nordic conference for rural research is an interdisciplinary forum with an emphasis on research relevant to the Nordic countries, this time with special focus on “Rural Truths”. More detailed description about the conference topic can be found under the section Theme.
Public and Occupational Health in Sustainable Agriculture (Hybrid)
August 22-24 in Odense, Denmark
For information contact:
WOS 2022. 11th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work
September 25-28 in Algarve, Portugal
The main theme of the conference is "Focus on Humans in a Technological World". is an international network of decision makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents and trauma at work.
Safety 2022. World Conference on Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion. (Sessions on agriculture).
November 27-30 in Adelaide, Australia
The 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion will be held from 27-30 November 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. Hosted by the Public Health Association of Australia and Co-Sponsored by the World Health Organization, and other key national and international organizations, Safety 2022 aims to bring together the global injury prevention community to continue the successful world conferences highlighting the important research, work and advocacy in injury prevention and safety promotion.
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
Kyle Koshalek
Project Manager,
Amy Marg,
Administrative Assistant,
Matt Pilz
Programmer/Analyst, 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: Marie Fleisner and Scott Heiberger. Thank you!

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