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Spotlight Series: Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA)

October 16, 2017
ASHCA is a coalition of farms, ranches, producer associations, and other related agricultural people, organizations and businesses joining together with safety associations, government agencies, safety professions, and educational institutions (such as the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety [WCAHS]).

Wildfire smoke and pesticides – a dangerous mixture?

October 09, 2017
Potential health risks of wildfire smoke may be magnified due to pesticide application across California’s vast agricultural land and the use of fire retardants to fight fires. 

Meet New WCAHS Director Kent Pinkerton

August 29, 2017
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) has a new director - Dr. Kent Pinkerton - who specializes in air pollution and agriculture.

Where We Work - Interactive Mapping

August 29, 2017
See where WCAHS works with a new interactive map showing outreach efforts, stakeholders, and research sites.

WCAHS Small Grant Recipient Receives Distinguished Award

August 29, 2017
WCAHS small grant recipient Seth Holmes, PhD, MD, was recently named a William T Grant Scholar. With this prestigious award, he will receive explore the experiences of second‐generation indigenous Mexican farmworker youth.

A 20-Year Update for Farm Safety Youth Guidelines

August 16, 2017
New guidelines are available based on the latest scientific research, including child growth and development, agricultural practices, child injury prevention, and agricultural safety.