Agricultural Safety and Health

 

The Agricultural Safety and Health Program includes an academic program within the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) in Urbana-Champaign and a continuing education and outreach program based at the University of Illinois School of Public Health in Chicago.

The goal of the academic program is to provide a basic foundation in agricultural safety and health for students seeking careers in agricultural and rural-related professions. This training is available as elective courses and is offered to graduate students. Undergraduate students can take these elective courses towards a minor from the Colleges of ACES, Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Community Health.

The Continuing Education and Outreach programs are founding members of the Illinois Network for Agriculture Safety and Health (INASH). INASH is a coalition of over 25 organizations involved with agricultural safety and health and provides a forum for training, information dissemination, and collaboration on preventive programs. The Agricultural Safety and Health Program has also been active in addressing agricultural safety and health problems in Latin America as part of the Great Lakes Center's international mission.

 

Robert Aherin, PhD, Professor
Agricultural Safety and Health Program Director
College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
1304 W. Pennsylvania Ave
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: 217-333-9417
FAX: 217-244-0323
E-mail: raherin@illinois.edu

Robert "Chip" Petrea, PhD
Principal Research Specialist in Agricultural Safety
Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building
304 E AESB, MC-644
1304 W. Pennsylvania Ave
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: 217-333-5035
FAX: 217-244-0323
E-mail: repetrea@illinois.edu


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