Grants and Funding, Health & Safety, Research and Studies

NIOSH Ag Centers Slated for Elimination in 2012 Presidential Budget

From Depts.Washington.Edu, University of Washington, 24 May 2011.

Urgent Notice

“The Administration proposes no funding for the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program (AFF) within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…” However, agriculture remains one of the most dangerous industries in the nation with a fatality rate 10 times greater than the general US workforce.

Costly workplace injuries and illnesses can have devastating effects on rural communities, production of our food and fiber and the U.S. economy. Each AFF producer significantly impacts 8-20 downstream businesses. Currently, the AFF program is the only substantive federal initiative in place to address the health and safety of the agricultural, forestry and fishing workforce.

If you feel inclined to educate and inform others, please include us in your correspondence. For more information, contact the PNASH Center at or by phone to 800-330-0827.

Source: Depts.Washington.Edu, University of Washington, “NIOSH Ag Centers Slated for Elimination in 2012 Presidential Budget,” 24 May 2011.


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