Heat Illness

Heat Illness Prevention Standard Requirements

June 11, 2019
As the summer heat quickly approaches, it is important for all outdoor places of employment, including agriculture, to know that a Heat Illness Prevention Plan can be integrated into their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (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.

Climate Change

Extreme weather caused by climate change requires changes in farm management, crop and livestock practices, and farmworker health and safety measures.

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.

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.

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.