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Heat Illness Prevention Standard Requirements

June 11, 2019
As the summer heat quickly approaches, it is important for all outdoor places of employment, including agriculture, to know that a Heat Illness Prevention Plan can be integrated into their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).

2018–2019 Rapid Response Funding Awarded

May 21, 2019

Earlier this year, WCAHS accepted proposals for short-term projects that address research, outreach, or educational issues of agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada. Twelve competitive proposals were received and the following five projects were funded.

Food Security and Nutritional Status among Agricultural Workers in the California Central Valley: Pilot Study

Reina Engle-Stone, PhD, and Leslie Olivares, UC Davis

Top 3 Ways to Identify Hazards in the Workplace

May 21, 2019
Having an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is not only required by Cal/OSHA, but also helps to create a safe work environment for employees.

Animal Agriculture, Air Quality, and Climate Change

April 17, 2019
Dr. Frank Mitloehner of the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis discusses the challenges that California dairies will face as they attempt to reduce agricultural emissions by 2030. 

California Heat Illness Prevention Study Findings

March 15, 2019
Avoidable deaths and heat-related illnesses still occur among California farmworkers despite regulations from the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) and a campaign to encourage drinking more water and taking more rests in the shade.

Sexual Harassment in Napa Vineyards

February 15, 2019
Sexual Harassment experienced by a third of female farmworkers and negatively effects both farmworker women and men in new study