The purpose of the ASHCA Safety Grants Program is to encourage and provide financial support for agricultural safety and health interventions at the local and/or regional level in order to facilitate timely application of evidence-based safety/health strategies to protect agricultural workers.
With a theme of “strengthening partnerships for safety” the priority for ASHCA’s grants are:
- Programs that encourage building a broad culture of safety in agricultural enterprises by engaging both management and workers in the planning and implementation of successful injury reduction programs.
- “Hands-on” training initiatives that will increase all workers’ adoption of proven safety practices and be sustained beyond the grant period.
- Programs that facilitate and encourage widespread sharing of agricultural safety and health initiatives and whose product can be widely communicated, shared, and implemented.
- Programs that encourage continuing professional education and development, as well as encouraging next-generations to participate in agricultural safety and health careers.
- Initiatives that reach everyone, at every job level and role, in the agricultural workforce.
2017 Safety Grant Recipients
“Grain Entrapment Simulator”, Scott T Murray, CHS Inc. in Cut Bank, Montana.
“AgInjuryNews.org: Building Capacity and Sustainability of a National Resource for Agriculture-related Injury and Fatality Information”, Bryan Weichelt, PhD, MBA, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield, WI.
“Enhancing SaferFarm.org for Agricultural Insurance”, Casper G. Bendixsen, PhD, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield, WI.