Heat Illness

California Heat Illness Prevention Study Findings

March 15, 2019

By Diane Mitchell and Chelsea Eastman Langer

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. The California Heat Illness Prevention Study (CHIPS) aimed to provide new data to quantify the physiological and behavioral risk factors for heat related illness (HRI) and develop the findings to produce more effective workplace strategies to reduce risk.

Heat Illness Prevention Training for Supervisors

WHAT: Heat illness prevention training for supervisors

  • Review the Cal/OSHA §3395 heat law
  • Discuss practical solutions to implement the law
  • Learn tips to train workers

Space is limited, register early!

  • 899 Adams St, 2nd Floor Conference Room, St. Helena, CA 94574
  • Event Details

A Look Back at 2018

December 13, 2018
WCAHS had a very busy year with research and outreach activities throughout the western states.

Heat-Related Illness

Agricultural workers are at increased susceptibility to heat-related illnesses and fatalities due to their work outside. Despite regulations from the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA), avoidable deaths and heat-related illnesses still occur among California farmworkers.

WCAHS Fall Symposium 2017

February 20, 2018
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety met on October 26, 2017 at the UC Davis International Center for their Fall Symposium.