ARI Project: 00-02-037 | Funding Round: Round 1 (1999-2000)  | Start Date: 07/01/1999  | Status: Completed

Agricultural Safety Resource Website Project

ARI Member Campus: California State University, Fresno
Research Focus Area: Agricultural Business
Project Personnel: Director: Spiess, Michael, Californa State University, Chico, College of Agriculture
Co-Investigator: Naffziger, Kimberly
Cooperator: Bennett, Don, D G Bennett & Associates
ARI Allocation: $37,000.00
Match Donors: $1,100.00 - AgSafe
Total Funding: $38,100.00

Project Objective: Development of a new website that will store, display and disseminate safety information. Site will contain materials and documents that can be downloaded and used by companies to assist in writing and implementing their own injury and illness prevention plans.

Project Abstract: Increased government regulations regarding workplace safety in California confirm the need for businesses, including agriculture, to take additional steps to reduce job-related death and injuries. In support of this emphasis, program development specialist Kimberly Naffziger of Fresno State’s Center for Agricultural Business is leading a project to develop an Internet storehouse of job safety information. The project includes development of a website that will store, display and disseminate safety information. The site is being created under the direction of Michael Spiess, general manager of Fresno State’s Agricultural Technology Information Network. It will contain materials and documents that can be downloaded and used by companies to help write and implement their own injury and illness prevention plan. Website address is www.calagsafety.org. “With this project, agricultural safety managers will be able to access this central safety resource site, review the materials, and download what they need,” Naffziger said. “The long-term benefit will be the reduction of job-related fatalities and injuries as agricultural safety managers learn how to apply these materials in a way that will upgrade their company’s injury and illness prevention program.”

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