NIOSH Ag Safety And Health Centers
SCAHIP is one of eleven Centers of Excellence in Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
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.
For more information about NIOSH, visit NIOSH Ag Center Website
10 Regional Agriculture Safety & Health Centers
As part of this program, eleven 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.
- Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health | CS-CASH
- Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health | GPCAH
- High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety | HICAHS
- North East Center for Occupational Health and Safety | NEC
- New York Center for Agricultural Medcine and Health | NYCAMH
- Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center | PNASH
- Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention | SCAHIP
- Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention & Education | SWAG
- Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center | UMASH
- Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety | WCAHS