Message from the Director

Message from the DirectorWe are excited to establish a new NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center in Omaha Nebraska at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health. Our Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) serves a seven-state region including North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. We collaborate with our neighboring Centers, based out of Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Texas. Each of these Centers has unique projects and focus areas. CS-CASH focuses primarily on respiratory disease research, injury surveillance, hearing protection, educational needs of farmers, including non-traditional farmers, their family members, and workers. Our goal is to serve the farming community by discovering causes of injury and illness, and communicating information about prevention in ways that reaches as many farmers as possible. Thank you for your interest please join our community contact network, and partner with us in this important mission. Risto Rautiainen, PhD, Director, CS-CASH.