News News for Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety en Extreme Weather Events: Perspectives & Safety Impacts in Agriculture <p>Over the past decade, California has become more prone to weather extremes, including increased frequency and severity of heat waves, droughts, and wildfires.</p> <p>How have these weather extremes affected the work, health, and safety of agricultural employers and farmworkers? How are they preparing for the future?</p> February 12, 2020 Kara Schilli Investigation of Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses Preventing injuries, illnesses, and harmful exposure before they occur is an important goal in the workplace. However, when accidents or “near misses” do occur, they provide a good opportunity to identify health and safety problems and target prevention efforts.  January 23, 2020 Anonymous Investigacion de Accidentes, Lesiones y Enfermedades La prevención de lesiones, enfermedades y exposición dañina antes de que ocurran es un objetivo importante en el lugar de trabajo. Sin embargo, cuando ocurren accidentes o “casi accidentes”, brindan una buena oportunidad para identificar problemas de salud y seguridad y enfocarse en los esfuerzos de prevención. January 23, 2020 Anonymous A Look Back at 2019 WCAHS looks back at Research and Outreach activities for 2019. December 06, 2019 Kara Schilli Recordando el 2019 Felices Días Festivos &amp; Gracias a Todos por un Maravilloso 2019 December 06, 2019 Kara Schilli Hazard Assessment/Inspection When creating an Injury and Illness Prevention Program or IIPP, there must be a system in place for all worksites that periodically assesses the work environment for health and safety hazards that can cause injuries and illnesses. November 20, 2019 Anonymous Evaluación de Riesgos/Inspección Al crear un IIPP, debe de existir un sistema para todos los sitios de trabajo que evalué periódicamente el entorno de trabajo en busca de riesgos para la salud y la seguridad que puedan causar lesiones y enfermedades. November 20, 2019 Anonymous Research Highlight: Stressors and Psychological Distress of Latino Immigrant Agricultural Workers in California Agricultural workers experience high rates of stress-related psychiatric conditions and one of the highest suicide rates of any industry and yet the stressors and mental health of this population are not well understood. October 25, 2019 Kara Schilli Communication with Employees about Safety One of the requirements when establishing an IIPP is to include a program for communicating with employees and involving them in the IIPP. October 10, 2019 Anonymous Comunicación con los Empleados acerca de la Seguridad Uno de los requisitos al establecer un IIPP es incluir un programa para comunicarse con los empleados e involucrarlos en el IIPP. October 10, 2019 Anonymous Employee Compliance and Safety Procedures The IIIPP standard requires that employers establish a system for ensuring that all permanent and intermittent workers follow safety rules. September 17, 2019 Anonymous Cumplimiento de los Procesos de Seguridad del Empleador El estándar del IIPP requiere que los empleadores establezcan un sistema para garantizar que todos los trabajadores permanentes y temporales sigan las reglas de seguridad. September 17, 2019 Anonymous 2019 Western Agriculture Safety and Health Conference <p>The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) partnered with several other NIOSH-funded ag centers to host the <a href="">Western Agriculture Safety and Health Conference</a> in Seattle, Washington in early August. The conference’s theme—Cultivating Collaborations—highlighted the goal of building relationships and exchanging ideas.</p> September 04, 2019 Kara Schilli IIPP Assignment of Responsibilities Before developing an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), it is necessary to identify the individual(s) that will manage the safety program, as well as to establish roles and assignments. August 15, 2019 Anonymous Asignación de Responsabilidades del IIPP Antes de desarrollar su Programa de Prevención de Lesiones y Enfermedades (IIPP), es necesario identificar a la(s) persona(s) que administraran el programa de seguridad, así como establecer roles y tareas. August 15, 2019 Anonymous Overview of Cal/OSHA’s Injury & Illness Prevention Program Standard As stated by Cal/OSHA’s IIPP standard, it is a requirement that all employers establish, implement, and maintain a written IIPP that describes the workplace’s health and safety program, including the eight important elements described below, and how they will be implemented. July 18, 2019 Anonymous Descripción General del Estándar del Programa de Prevención de Lesiones y Enfermedades de Cal/OSHA Como lo establece el estándar IIPP de Cal/OSHA, es un requisito que todo empleador debe de establecer, implementar y mantener un IIPP por escrito que describa el programa de salud y seguridad en el lugar de trabajo, incluyendo los ocho elementos importantes que se describirán a continuación, y como serán implementados. July 18, 2019 Anonymous Perspectives on the Proposed Emergency Wildfire Regulation 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.  July 03, 2019 Anonymous Protecting Human Health in a Changing Climate 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. July 03, 2019 Anonymous Transformations within Yolo County Agriculture: Anecdotal Observations of a PhD Candidate and Former Small-Scale Farmer As a former small-scale, diversified farmer (e.g., flowers, vegetables) and goat dairy manager, my deep-rooted agricultural background informs my research as an epidemiology PhD candidate at the University of California, Davis. My dissertation focuses on evaluating the risk of disease transmission in the wildlife-livestock-human interface. June 14, 2019 Anonymous