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Safety Grants


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.

Priority Topics:
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.