International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH)



(ISASH Logo. Source: International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health)

The National Institute for Farm Safety (NIFS) recently approved a name change to become the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH). This organization began in the 1940s with a meeting of three farm safety specialists and has grown into the ISASH, with members from across the globe. Over the years, ISASH and its predecessors have been instrumental in the development and implementation of the slow-moving vehicle (SMV) emblem, the development of agricultural hand signals, the promotion of rollover protective structures (ROPSs) for tractors, and positive changes in safe machinery design.

ISASH’s Mission Statement

ISASH (formerly NIFS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional development of agricultural safety and health professionals. ISASH leads the national and international agricultural community in the prevention of agricultural injury and illness. ISASH provides opportunities for sharing information about research and intervention programs, improving professional skills and knowledge, networking, and other supportive activities.

Click here to be directed to the ISASH home page. From the home page, you can learn more about the organization’s history, join as a member, locate agricultural safety and health professional education events, and explore links to other safety organizations.

Reviewed and Summarized by:
Linda M. Fetzer, Pennsylvania State University –
Dennis J. Murphy, Pennsylvania State University (has since retired) –
Robert E. Petrea, University of Illinois (has since retired)
Aaron M. Yoder, University of Nebraska Medical Center –