Applied Research to Prevent Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

NIFA encourages applied research and development in the area of occupational safety and health, especially as it relates to production agriculture and rural populations, through Hatch and Small Business Innovation Research funding.

Another federal agency, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), provides leadership and a significant funding base for occupational safety and health research. NIFA staff interact with NIOSH occupational safety and health research experts to keep abreast of cutting-edge research and new directions in this area.