Emerging Issues

UMASH Emerging Issues Program

The goal of the UMASH Emerging Issues Program is to identify and respond to emerging or re-emerging issues that may impact the health and well-being of the agricultural workforce and their families.

We are asking for your help to keep us informed about emerging issues in agricultural safety and health.


By definition, an emerging issue can be a disease or injury that has either increased incidence or prevalence in the past decade or threatens to increase in the near future. It can also be a “horizon issue” that has just begun to develop in our society and the future public health effects of which are uncertain. 



On behalf the UMASH, thank you for your commitment to protecting the health and safety of agricultural workers and their families in the Upper Midwest region!