2008 conference room photo by Stacey Holland

A goal of the PNASH Center is to link our research activities into practice at the workplace and for the safety professionals and medical care providers serving agricultural producers, workers, and their families. The Center fosters these links and collaborative learning by offering professional continuing education courses; and the development, evaluation, and dissemination of informational materials.

Upcoming PNASH Sponsored Courses

11Th Annual Ag Safety Day "Production To Processing"
February 25th, 2015
Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA

The Washington Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Dept. of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health bring Ag Safety Day to you in partnership. Sessions will be held in English or Spanish and will focus on key issues such as: Global Gap, Drug Awareness, Pesticide Drift and Drift Management Strategies, Accident Prevention Plans, Stay at Work, Defensive Driving and more. Check the online agenda for a comprehensive list. Register now!

 In Addition To The Conference An OSHA Pre-Conference Course, “Introduction To Machinery And Machine Safeguarding” will be offered.

Occ Med Short Course
"Current Topics And Best Practices In Occupational And Environmental Medicine In Agricultural Communities"
February 27-28th, 2015
Pacific Northwest University Of Health Sciences, The Cadwell Student Center, Yakima, WA

Health care providers and public health professionals in rural and agricultural areas have expertise in their fields of specially, but often desire greater knowledge in current occupational and environmental health issues. The two half-day sessions can be taken individually or together:

Day 1: General public health and research track

Day 2: Clinical and practitioner track

Download a detailed pdf of the program

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• Calendar of Events. Past Continuing Education & Conferences

PNASH Educational Resources

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Hands on Learning for Pesticides

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Scientific Progress and Evidence

heat illness photo by Stacey HollandHeat Related Illness
Know the Facts!

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Educational articles summarizing the latest research and best prevention strategies.
Trade journal English and Spanish publications.

Audio Library - Listen and Learn!
Life Changing Ag Injury Stories (English and Spanish)


Other Recommended Educational Resources

The British Columbia Worker's Compensations Board (BC WCB) in Canada has an extensive selection of their own publications on topics in farming, fishing, and forestry.

Encyclopedia of Occupational Safety and Health developed by the International Labor Office, Inc. provides an excellent review of many workplace hazards and specific information on the hazards of agriculture, fishing, and foresty.

The National Service Center for Environmental Publications distributes EPA publications, including many materials relating to pesticide health effects.

Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OROSHA) produces a number of publications.

The Occupational Health and Safety Resource Center is a virtual repository of Spanish educational materials, data sources, and links to bilingual informational websites on occupational health and safety issues related to agricultural work. It also contains an ample list of national and state agencies that have produced materials in Spanish for farmworkers’ health-related problems. (Spanish only)

PUBMED is an online directory of medical publications with study abstracts managed by the National Library of Medicine.

Washington Department of Labor and Industries (WISHA) has many publications and videos available free of charge or through their lending library.


Farm Safety For Just Kids offers both materials for parents and children on farm safety.

Farm Safety Links from MEDLINEplus

Farm Safety & Health Information Clearinghouse is a comprehensive site managed by the University of Minnesota.

National Agricultural Library is a prime source for world-wide access to agricultural information.

The National Agricultural Safety Database (NASD)  is an online collection of information about health, safety and injury prevention in agriculture. The site in maintained by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

The Pacific Northwest Extension Service has a number of fact sheets in their Farm Safety Series (English and Spanish)


PNASH Forest Safety Website

Forest Worker Safety Review Newsletter
Stay informed, share your news, and learn about focus topics such as: noise exposures, musculoskeletal risks and workforce development.


NIOSH Commercial Fishing Safety Website