Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program PPOP

What are our priorities?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program (AgFF) works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia. The program currently focuses on these areas:

  • Conducting research to understand and decrease exposure to hazards that cause disease and injury in AgFF industries.
  • Developing and evaluating control measures and technologies to protect workers.
  • Producing educational, outreach, and prevention programs to guide workers and employers.
What do we do?
  • Provide leadership and coordination for intra- and extramural research and outreach efforts nationwide, including 11 Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health, Commercial Fishing Safety Research and Training Grants, and other NIOSH-funded projects.
  • Provide evidence-based recommendations to prevent injuries and illnesses.
  • Improve understanding through translation of science and language, engaging formats, and responsiveness to the changing needs of the workforce.
What have we accomplished?
What’s next?
  • Create AgFF-focused materials on COVID-19 vaccine confidence and workplace vaccination.
  • Provide technical assistance to local, state, and regional policy makers on heat and wildfire smoke exposure.
  • Organize a “Safety in Robotics” Workshop.
  • Publish a NIOSH science blog and present on fatigue and sleep deprivation in AgFF.
  • Examine wearable technology to capture health data among logging workers.
  • Provide expert witness testimony for the National Transportation Safety Board’s Most Wanted Listexternal icon Roundtable to improve commercial fishing safety.

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At-A-Glance

The Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program provides scientific leader-ship to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses among agricultural, forestry, and fishing workers. This snapshot shows recent accomplishments and upcoming work.

NIOSH AgFF Program and Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health
NIOSH AgFF Program and Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health
COVID-19 products created in 2020-2021 by the Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health
COVID-19 products created in 2020-2021 by the Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health
Agricultural-Related Crashes in the Southwest Agriculture Region 2010-2018
Agricultural-Related Crashes in the Southwest  Agriculture Region 2010-2018

To learn more, visit
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/agforfish/
January 2022

Page last reviewed: January 3, 2022