NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Centers
The Great Plains Center is funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The NIOSH Agricultural Centers were established as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / NIOSH Agricultural Health and Safety Initiative in 1990. The Centers were established by cooperative agreement to conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation’s pressing agricultural health and safety problems. These centers provide research and outreach to protect workers employed in the agriculture, forestry and fishing (AgFF) sector.
Geographically, the Centers are distributed throughout the nation to be responsive to the agricultural health and safety issues unique to the different regions. Visit the CDC/NIOSH web page to learn more about other centers, and view the map below to see all current AgFF centers throughout the country.