Marcy Harrington

Manager
Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health (PNASH) Center

University of Washington Box 357234, Seattle, WA 98195-7234

Contact: 
(206) 685-8962
Contact: 
(800) 330-0827
Email: 
marcyw@uw.edu
Education: 

1995 BA University of Washington (Forestry/Wildlife Sciences)
2001 MPA University of Washington (Public Affairs)

Research Interest: 

Ms. Harrington is the Manager for the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center. Her responsibilities include all aspects of center operations including grant and fiscal management, strategic planning, program monitoring, and communication activities and media production. Ms. Harrington has served the Center since 1997 in administrative and communications positions. She currently sits on the PNASH Internal Advisory Committee, and is a member of the NIOSH NORA Forestry Council (affiliate), member of the NIOSH Agricultural Center Evaluation Team, and the Outreach Committee for the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Ms. Harrington also is the editor of the Northwest Forest Worker Safety Update.

Ms. Harrington has experience and a special interest in participatory processes, evaluation and the translation and transfer of research. She has worked with the Northwest farming, fishing and forestry industries to identify regional stakeholder issues and priorities, and as a product of these efforts, developed the Occupational Research Agenda for Northwest Farming and the Occupational Research Agenda for Northwest Forestlands.

She has served as the lead coordinator for the academic and stakeholder events: the University of British Columbia and University of Washington Environmental and Occupational Health Conference in 1998, the Farm Summit in 1998, Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center’s investigator forums and stakeholder meetings in 1999, 2003, 2006, 2010, the Forest Safety Workshop in 2000, farm and pesticide safety continuing education courses from 2002-2007, and Western Regional Agricultural Safety and Health Conferences in 2002, 2004, and 2008.

Projects: 
Administrative and Planning Core, Education, Outreach Program, Evaluation Program, Pilot/Feasibility Projects and Emerging Issues Program, Pesticide Safety in Tree Fruit: Translating Research, Overcoming Barriers, Educational Video for Farmworker Ladder Safety and Heat Illness Prevention