Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health – UNMC

Our mission is to work with the agricultural community in the Central States and beyond, conducting research, intervention, education, and outreach activities, which aim to discover the mechanisms of injury and illness, and to develop, implement, and evaluate prevention strategies that measurably improve the health and safety of members of the agricultural community.

About

The 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.

The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) working in collaboration with the AgriSafeNetwork aims to promote evidence-based interventions that can be effectively adopted and sustained in agriculture across the region and the nation, thereby contributing to long-term improvements in agricultural worker health.

  • Women and Military Veterans in Agriculture

  • Technology to Improve Safety and Health

  • Boots on the Ground -Personal Protective Equipment Trainings

  • Farm Journal and Rural Newspaper Collaborations

  • Rural Health Care Provider Education

  • Spanish Language Resources

Services Provided

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training

Training

  • Health and Safety Training
Primary Contact
Risto Rautiainen
Address
984388 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198
Phone
(402) 559-4998
Fax
(402) 559-7259