Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-116
What are our priorities?
The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) is one of 10 agricultural education, research and prevention centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. GPCAH has just completed one cooperative agreement period (2011-2016) and is entering a new period (2016-2021) with new research projects. GPCAH’s goal is to reduce the burden of workplace injury and illness among Midwest farmers. Current priorities are to:
- Reduce traumatic injuries from roadway crashes with agricultural equipment
- Reduce exposures to air contaminants for livestock workers
- Reduce musculoskeletal disorders among farmworkers