Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-117
What are our priorities?
The Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC) is one of 11 agricultural education, research and prevention centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NEC has just completed one cooperative agreement period (2011-2016) and is entering a new period (2016-2021) with new research projects. NEC partners with other NIOSH centers, state and federal agencies, land grant universities, medical centers, and advocacy groups and other not-for-profit organizations to carry out research, safety trainings, and intervention programs aimed at reducing occupational injuries in agriculture, commercial fishing, and forestry (AFF) industries.