Women's Health

Women have significant exposure to agricultural work and therefore related health and safety risks from farm exposures (Donham, 2016). Leading occupational health hazards include acute injuries, pesticide exposures, agricultural dust exposures, zoonotic infections, behavioral health, and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and perinatal illness. Key differences in size and stature, increased physical strain, and low maximal oxygen uptake are examples of gender based risks for occupational injuries in the field of agriculture.  

 

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  Resources for Women

Yoga and Pilates Guides

Designed with women in mind. Stretches and postures you can do in the middle of your work, incorporating tools and locations commonly found on a farm.
***Click on the image to download the guides.

           



Want to know more about how living and working on a farm might be impacting you?

Take AgriSafe's Ag Health Risk Assessment to learn more about what you can do to protect your health. 


Have you experienced a life changing medical event? 

Your story can help other farm women take action.

AgriSafe Network is looking for real stories from women farmers. Our goal is to collect and share stories that inspire other women farmers to improve their health and safety while working on the farm. Tell your story, we want to hear about it! Submitting your story is easy. All you have to do is fill out this brief online form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LFJNPQ9

Funding for this project is provided by the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, NIOSH AFF Grant U54 OH010162.