Newsletter

Cannabis Farmworkers' Safety and Health

February 20, 2018
Cannabis Farmworkers' Safety and Health Cannabis in California

Cannabis is the highest valued- albeit covert- agricultural product in California, with an estimated annual $23.3 billion in cash farm receipts. Approximately 13.3 million pounds of cannabis were produced in California in 2016. Between 165,000 and 230,000 farmers and farmworkers are estimated to be employed in California’s cannabis industry.

Fall 2017 Newsletter

November 28, 2017
In this issue... new dairy project funded, Farmers Veteran Coalition, Outreach in Mexico, WCAHS administration team complete, two awards for the California Heat Illness Prevention Study

Spring 2017 Newsletter

May 19, 2017
Marc Schenker, WCAHS Director, Retiring

Dr. Marc Schenker, Director of the Western Center for Agricultural Health andSafety (WCAHS), is retiring at the end of June.

Dr. Schenker founded the WCAHS, one of the original two National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health Agricultural Centers.  There are now 11 regional centers covering the United States. WCAHS’s region includes Arizona, California, Hawai’i, and Nevada. Dr. Schenker has directed WCAHS for over 25 years.

Winter 2017 Newsletter

February 23, 2017
WCAHS Announces A New Look for 2017!

WCAHS is proud to announce a new communications program that includes a new logo, website, updates, and electronic newsletter.  Over the past 6 months, WCAHS met with UC Davis strategic communications experts to make it easier for our stakeholders to access WCAHS information and engage with center events and activities.