Our Mission

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

Established in 1996, the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH) is one of ten national centers directed to conduct research, education, and prevention/intervention programs in agricultural industries.

how we work (logic model) what is the problem? What is the cause? What are the solutions? How does it work?

  • Partnering with workers, employers, and communities
  • Conducting problem-based, innovative research with broad scientific expertise
  • Transferring solutions to the workplace through core activities that involve training, outreach, and participatory research
  • Focuses on reducing the most serious hazards that impact the greatest number of workers and communities
  • Engages stakeholder groups
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (part of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Washington State Medical Aid and Accident funds


We conduct research for healthy workers, strong communities, and productive agriculture.

Goals & Values

  • Workforce & community partnerships
  • Broad scientific expertise
  • Innovative research
  • Transfer of solutions
  • Core activities