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The mission of the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) is to improve the health and safety of those working in Western agriculture.

WCAHS is a multidisciplinary center located at the University of California, Davis. One of 11 agricultural health and safety centers in the U.S established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), WCAHS has an almost 30-year history of engaging agricultural communities in the Western states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada through innovative research and outreach.

WCAHS faculty and staff conduct research on high hazard topics, including air quality, ergonomics, dairy pathogens, and heat illness. Through its robust outreach program, WCAHS reaches over 3,000 individuals annually with health and safety trainings, health fairs, and presentations.

UC Davis Affiliations

WCAHS is part of the John Muir Institute of the Environment, which is managed by the UC Davis Office of Research. WCAHS investigators come from across the UC Davis campus, including the School of Medicine, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Engineering, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. WCAHS is administered through the Center for Health and the Environment and is a program of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.

Contact Us

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
University of California
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616-5270

Tel: 530-752-5253
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