Research for healthy workers, strong communities and productive agriculture.


The Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center conducts research and promotes best safety and health practices for Northwest producers, workers, and communities in farming, fishing, and forestry.

Our Approach

  • Partners with workers, employers, and communities.
  • Engages stakeholders to establish research priorities 
and respond to regional needs.
  • Transfers solutions to the workplace through training, outreach, 
and participatory research.

How we work illustration

How we work illustration: Explore (What is the problem?); Research (What are the causes?); Intervention (What are the solutions?); Evaluate (Did it work?).

Our Research

  • Addresses hazards that cause the greatest burden of injury and illness and where research will make a difference for workers and communities.
  • Centers on problem-based, innovative research integrating multidisciplinary expertise and student education.


PNASH’s funding base is awarded through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC) Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health. Additional projects are awarded from state and federal agencies.