The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety goals include:
- Providing occupational safety and health education and training, capitalizing on existing work at the University of Florida and the partnering institutions.
- Bringing evidence-based, tested safety and health programs, from the ten other NIOSH-funded agricultural centers to the southeastern coastal region.
- When appropriate, translating programs into Spanish, and assist in supporting training efforts throughout the region.
- Conducting research-to-practice projects focusing on:
- Developing and testing whether safety and education materials produce changes in safety behaviors.
- Documenting hazards and risks in northeastern Gulf coast fishery worker populations and testing training materials aimed at reducing injuries.
- Utilizing remote sensing technology to map pesticide uses.
- Supporting other projects, such as looking at heat stress tolerance and evaluation of the UF/IFAS farm supervisor safety training extension program.
- Conducting further research and applied projects based on needs as they arise.