The Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH), directed by Dr. Richard Fenske at the University of Washington School of Public Health, received more than $9.2 million in grant funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
[Photo: Dr. Richard Fenske]
The Center, which began in 1996, partners with worker, industry, health care, government, academic and community groups in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington to address key hazards and promote safe and sustainable workplaces in farming, fishing and forestry.
The five-year grant will fund outreach and research projects in the Center at the UW, Washington State University and Oregon State University. These projects and the corresponding lead investigators include:
The Center is one of 10 regional Centers established through the NIOSH/CDC Agricultural Initiative and is dedicated to the prevention of illness and injury among agricultural producers, workers and their families.
PNASH will expand its engagement activities and further build its network with Northwest agricultural communities and industries. Stakeholder needs and injury data drive the Center’s research, intervention and educational activities. It is also through this tight network with communities and community organizations that PNASH can share findings, materials, tested interventions and educational strategies.
More on PNASH: http://deohs.washington.edu/pnash