NIOSH Ag Safety and Health Centers

UMASH is one of ten Centers of Excellence in Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) throughout the United States.

In 1990, Congress established a National Program for Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture within NIOSH to lead a national effort in surveillance, research, and intervention.  The NIOSH Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention were established to conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation’s pressing agricultural health and safety problems. This program has had a “significant and measurable impact” on reducing adverse health effects among agricultural workers.

US AG CENTERS

usagcentersAs part of this program, ten Agricultural Research Centers were established nationally. These Ag Centers conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation’s pressing agricultural safety and health problems. Geographically, the Ag Centers are distributed throughout the nation to be responsive to the agricultural safety and health issues unique to the different regions.

 

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Ag Center Resources