Advancing Agricultural Safety in DC

Advancing Agricultural Safety in DC


The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH), in collaboration with colleagues from the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) and other NIOSH-Centers recently convened in Washington, DC to share about the importance of funding agricultural health and safety programming.

During the week of February 12, 2024, experts from across the country (from Agricultural Health and Safety Centers, from Education and Research Centers, Total Worker Health Centers, and more) came together to advance occupational health and safety research and outreach, with a specific focus on the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).

By fostering collaboration and pooling resources, the aim is to make significant strides in advancing the well-being of workers in the agricultural sector, and workers across the United States.

These expert staff and faculty also visited ‘The Hill” (US House of Representatives and the US Congress), to meet with the staff of congressional members to share the impact and importance of occupational safety and health research, training and education, and outreach.

The following materials from UMASH and MCOHS were given to congressional staff members, sharing highlights from both centers:

UMASH Success Stories

MCOHS Highlights

The Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) Education and Research Center, which is also housed within the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota, shared a brochure highlighting their graduate training programs, community outreach, continuing education, and research initiatives in occupational health and safety.




Joining forces to promote worker health and safety.

This collaborative effort reflects a commitment to addressing the unique challenges in agricultural safety and health, ultimately contributing to the development of effective solutions and the promotion of a safer working environment for all.

DC Team


Note: Legislative education is done through the Association of University Programs in Occupational Health and Safety (AUPOHS) membership and is not paid for by our National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) funding.