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Perspectives on the Proposed Emergency Wildfire Regulation

July 03, 2019
During the May 8 advisory meeting of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) on Petition 573, the proposed emergency regulation to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke, perspectives from community members, organizations, and academic scientists were heard regarding the proposed emergency standard. 

Protecting Human Health in a Changing Climate

July 03, 2019
As extreme weather events occur more frequently and increase in severity each year, WCAHS is proud to welcome investigator, Kathryn (Katie) Conlon, PhD, and her research expertise related to adaptation strategies to protect human health in a changing climate.

Los requisitos para el estándar de prevención de enfermedades del calor

June 11, 2019
A medida que el calor del verano se acerca rápidamente, es importante que todos los lugares de empleo, incluyendo la agricultura, sepan que un plan para prevenir enfermedades del calor puede ser integrado a su Programa de Prevención de Enfermedades y Lesiones (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.

3 formas de identificar peligros en su lugar de trabajo

May 21, 2019
Tener un programa de prevención de lesiones y enfermedades (IIPP) efectivo no solo es requerido por Cal/OSHA, sino que también ayuda a crear un ambiente de trabajo seguro para los empleados.

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

Christopher Simmons Honored by Department of Pesticide Regulation

February 12, 2019
The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) honored Christopher Simmons, PhD, and his research team, with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Achievement Award for their work with biosolarization, a process that combines the sun’s heat with soil amendments to manage weeds and other soil-borne pests.

Schenker named ‘Leader in Field’ of Agromedicine

January 22, 2019
The Journal of Agromedicine has named distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Dr. Marc Schenker, its “Leader in the Field” for 2019.