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Snowmobile safety tips from pediatricians By: 01/21/2015 @ 2:17pm

If a new snowmobile was parked beneath your family's Christmas tree, here are a few precautions for enjoying the ride. Head injuries are the top cause of death and serious injuries. Drivers should…

It's the Pits By: 01/21/2015 @ 1:54pm

Dan Neenan knows that confined spaces can be deadly. Neenan, director of the National Education Center for Ag Safety (NECAS) in Peosta, Iowa, is a paramedic specialist, a firefighter 11, and an EMS…

Protect Respiratory Health and Buy Life-Saving Minutes By: 10/30/2014 @ 1:10pm

When 23-year-old Arick Baker was working in an 80,000-bushel bin on his family farm near New Providence, Iowa, last year, he was sucked into an air pocket and engulfed by 22,000 bushels of corn. Rescuers found…

National Farm Safety and Health Week By: 09/23/2014 @ 11:36am

Already in Iowa, a teen has been killed in a 2014 harvest accident. It's an important time to focus on farm safety.

Safety and Health to Go By: 09/17/2014 @ 10:39am

Andy Winborn is ready to take ag health and safety on the road. He’s already on the move. “We’ve done safety and health research, but there’s not much money for taking programs to farmers, so we…

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